Punjab inspector general of police, NRI wing, Gurpreet Kaur Deo, on Sunday issued directions to all commissioners and SSPs in the districts to send report of criminal cases related to NRIs to the centralised NRI wing.
She said this while presiding over a meeting to review the status of under-investigation cases of NRIs in the state.
According to the IG, there are currently about 120 such cases in the state. She said all such cases should be disposed of in a transparent and time-bound manner and the list of all criminal cases related to NRIs, along with the status report, should be sent to her.
Deo said the districts where NRI police stations did not exist would also be monitored by the NRI police wing and in cases where the progress of investigation was not found satisfactory, such cases would be transferred to the centralised wing.
She has also directed NRI police wing DIG LK Yadav to hold a meeting with the senior superintendents of police to dispose of such cases in a fixed time. She said special emphasis was being laid on the speedy and fair investigation to provide justice.
According to her, the status report of such cases would be the part of the agenda of the next meeting of SSPs with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.
The Punjab government, according to her, has established an independent NRI wing with a dedicated police force of 300 officials and set up eight NRI district police stations to redress NRI-related issues and three more police stations were being notified shortly. Three DSPs attached to the central wing will monitor and investigate the disposal of NRI-related cases in the state and they will be located in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Moga.
She said the deputy chief minister wanted that the NRI police stations in the state should have jurisdiction over all 27 police districts in the state, which would be done shortly through a notification.