Nearly six in every 10 police complaints filed against or by NRIs in Punjab so far this year were that of a property dispute, revealed data released by the NRI wing of the police here on Saturday.
In 2013, 3,200 police complaints filed in Punjab were by non-resident Indians (NRIs). Of these, 270 materialised into first-information reports (FIRs).
The data was shared after a meeting at the head office of the NRI wing of Punjab Police here. Inspector general of police (NRI and women's wing) Gurpreet Kaur Deo said that of the 270 FIRs registered on complaints related to NRIs, 160 had been registered at the 11 NRI police stations in the state, while the rest were registered at regular police stations.
During the meeting, Deo also reviewed the working of all the NRI police stations.
“Apart from property disputes, matrimonial disputes comprised 30% of the 3,200 complaints regarding NRI issues. Other types of disputes were a marginal 10%,” Deo said.
Meanwhile, IGP Deo yet again requested the public to send all complaints related to NRIs to the NRI police wing, so that they could be disposed of at the earliest. “The state government has established an independent NRI wing for speedy and transparent disposal of NRI complaints,” she said.
Deo added that Punjab Police had received complaints from 30 countries. “Of these, most complaints are from Canada, America, UK and Australia, respectively,” she said.