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PUNJAB DGP REVIEWS SECURITY, LAW & ORDER IN WAKE OF DHARIWAL FIRING INCIDENT

February 11, 2020 07:42 PM

ASKS CPs AND SSPs TO BEEF UP SECURITY ACROSS THE STATE

   Chandigarh (Face2News)

Taking stock of the situation in the wake of Monday’s firing incident at Dhariwal in Gurdaspur district, Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta today reviewed the security and law & order in the state.

During a video conference with all IG Ranges, Commissioners of Police and Senior Superintendents of Police, Gupta deliberated upon various security related inputs and issues, and ordered scaling up of high visibility policing, area domination operations, checking of suspicious vehicles, deployment and patrolling plans of districts, placement of PCR, Rural Rapid Police Response (RRPRS) vehicles and other patrol vehicles.

ADGP internal security R.N.Dhoke visited Dhariwal to inspect the crime spot, where two unidentified persons had opened fire at Ashok Kumar and Honey Mahajan around 7 pm on Monday. Dhoke was accompanied by SSP Gurdaspur Swarandeep Singh, AIG (CI) Amritsar Ketan Patil, AIG (SSOC) Sukhminder Mann. Later Dhoke also held meetings with IGP Border and other SSPs of the border districts in Amritsar, where he reviewed the status of investigations into the attack in the Dhariwal incident as well as the ongoing CT operations.

The DGP also discussed other security measures to check and monitor movement and activities of those arrested in the past for heinous crimes, especially those arrested in NDPS, UAPA, Arms Act cases, besides maintaining law & order during protests/demonstrations relating to CAA/NRC/NPR planned to be held in Malerkotla, Ludhiana and Mansa.

The DGP also directed the Commissioners of Police and Senior Superintendents of Police to execute a comprehensive manpower audit to pull out police personnel from non-essential duties and deploy them on operational duties for enhancing efficiency in the day to day functioning of police. He also asked them to extract data from various Police databases, such as CCTNS, SAANJH, PAIS etc. for quick and prompt prevention and detection of crime.

Meanwhile, the ADGP internal security R.N.Dhoke visited Dhariwal to inspect the crime spot, where two unidentified persons had opened fire at Ashok Kumar and Honey Mahajan around 7 pm on Monday. Dhoke was accompanied by SSP Gurdaspur Swarandeep Singh, AIG (CI) Amritsar Ketan Patil, AIG (SSOC) Sukhminder Mann. Later Dhoke also held meetings with IGP Border and other SSPs of the border districts in Amritsar, where he reviewed the status of investigations into the attack in the Dhariwal incident as well as the ongoing CT operations.

The Video Conference meeting was also attended by ADGP Technical Services, ADGP Security, ADGP Law and Order, ADGP Intelligence and IG Counter Intelligence.

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