The Punjab government has set up three more NRI police stations for the redressal of complaints related to non-resident Indians. The new ones are at Mohali, Jalandhar (rural) and Gurdaspur. With this, the total number of NRI police stations has gone up to 11 in the state. In January this year, an NRI police station was set up in Amritsar, while in 2012, one was set up in Ludhaina
The state government has issued a notification, according to which all police districts come under the jurisdiction of these 11 NRI police stations.
Stating this on Sunday, inspector general (IG), state NRI police wing, Gurpreet Kaur Deo said the state government had set up six NRI police stations in 2008 and now, keeping in view the demand of people, the number had been increased to 11. She said these police stations would directly function under the NRI police wing.
Deo said the government had set up an independent NRI police wing, which had been given more powers to solve cases of NRIs. She said this police wing was connected online with all police stations and the head office and all cases were closely monitored by DIG and AIG-rank officers of the NRI police wing.
She added that complainants would also access the status of their file online from time to time.
Deo said SAS Nagar and Patiala districts would fall under the jurisdiction of the NRI police station, SAS Nagar, while the Ludhiana commissionerate, Fatehgarh Sahib, Barnala and Sangrur districts would fall under the jurisdiction of the NRI police station, Ludhiana.
The Jalandhar commissionerate would fall under the NRI police station, Jalandhar, while the Amritsar commissionerate, Amritsar rural police district and Tarn Taran district would fall under the NRI police station, Amritsar.
Moga, Bathinda, Mansa, Muktsar, Fazilka, Faridkot and Ferozpur districts would fall under the NRI police station, Moga. Jalandhar rural police district would fall under the NRI police station, Jalandhar rural; Ludhiana rural police district under the NRI police station, Ludhiana rural; Nawanshahr and Rupnagar districts under the NRI police station, Nawanshahr; Kapurthala district under the NRI police station, Kapurthala; Hoshiarpur district under the NRI police station, Hoshiarpur; and Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts, and Batala police district under the NRI police station, Gurdaspur.