Panchkula police commissionrate will launch a 'Free City Ambala Campaign' from Sunday to make the city crime-free.
The campaign, which will last over two-months aims at providing better policing in the city and forging a relationship of mutual trust between the police machinery and the citizens, said Ambala-Panchkula police commissioner OP Singh on Saturday. Singh was addressing the media at the Panchayat Bhawan.
"A young ACP will spearhead the campaign and lead a team of honest policemen who will identify cops who are hand-in-glove with criminals. We will initiate police action against such officers," said Singh. The team will have newly recruited police officers, he said.
A list of criminals have such police "connections" has already been made. Their entry will now been banned in police stations, he said.
The police would also draw up a list of criminals who have been engaged in illicit liquor trade in the last five years. Regular updates of the campaign would also be provided on Facebook and Twitter.
"My priority is to protect citizens from human traffickers, narcotics dealers and the bootleggers," he said.
The police are now preparing to nab 20 hardcore criminals, he said, adding that anti money laundering law would be enforced strictly to check the economic offences.