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Fight against drugs and gangster culture top priorities of Punjab Police: DGP Gaurav Yadav

Patiala, July 7, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav said that the fight against drugs and gangster culture was the topmost priority of Punjab Police. DGP paid a surprise at Patiala today to review the performance of the district police. While Chairing a review meeting at the police Line with IG Mukhwinder Singh Chinna and SSP Deepak Pareek, DGP Gaurav Yadav said that the topmost priority of the Punjab Government, as directed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, is to further strengthen the fight against drugs to make Punjab a drug-free state besides eliminating gangster culture, maintaining law and order and detection of crime. Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney, all SPs and DSPs of Patiala were also present at the meeting.

DGP stressed on the need to revive basic policing which includes keeping vigil in vulnerable spots and be always ready to handle any kind of anticipated law and order situation, monitoring crime data, inspections of Police Stations, looking after the welfare of Police Personnel, etc.

DGP Gaurav Yadav also directed the SSP and other officers to increase Police Check Points in their respective jurisdictions and ensure the frisking of maximum vehicles at every Naka, which will help in curtailing criminal activities. He also advised that all the Nakas should be synchronized in a manner that they must get activated promptly on a single call. He also directed them to ramp up the drug recoveries.

DGP also emphasized on the need for capacity building of the Police Stations by upgrading them and making them citizen-friendly besides acquiring new patrolling vehicles and hi-tech equipment for modernization. He stressed upon need to keenly monitor social media and strict observance of the anti-social elements so as to avoid provoking the sentiments of the people on any sensitive issue.

Gaurav Yadav directed the police to arrest the major drug smugglers and break the drug supply chain by gathering solid information using modern techniques. He straightened out the need to take drug addicts to OOAT and de-addiction centers for treatment and rehabilitation with the help of health department.

The Punjab Police Chief said that cracking down on terrorists and terrorist activities is no doubt the top priority of the police but anti-riot drills, patrolling should be intensified and reserve battalions should be kept ready in the police lines to maintain law and order.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that he is going to every district to review the district police and instructed all the SSPs to visit the crime scene and try their best to protect the common man. Instructions have been given to ensure time bond inquiry and monitoring of cases of heinous crimes.

Hearing the difficulties faced by the district police officers in the field, DGP expressed satisfaction over the performance of Patiala police. Meanwhile, IG Mukhwinder Singh Chhina welcomed DGP and SSP Deepak Pareek briefed about the performance of the district police. Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sahwney told that better coordination was being ensured by the civil and police administration in Patiala district. In the meeting, SP Dr Mehtab Singh, AIG Alam Vijay Singh, SDM Dr Ismat Vijay Singh, SPs Wazir Singh and Harpal Singh along with all DSP’s were present in the meeting.

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