Director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Tuesday ruled out revival of militancy in Punjab in the wake of recent unrest in the state.
“The law and order situation in Punjab is completely under control and I do not see any revival of militancy in the state,” Arora said while talking to mediapersons at Rupnagar Sadar Police station.
He ducked queries pertaining to the assertion of the state government and Shiromani Akali Dal leaders that there was a foreign hand behind the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, saying that he could not say anything in this regard as investigations were still going on.
Arora said efforts were afoot to remove shortcomings in the police at the grass-roots level. The top cop said he was personally visiting the police stations to know about problems being faced by cops and the people.
He said the shortage of policemen would be met by filling the vacant sanctioned posts soon. He said efforts would also be made to reduce the deployment of policemen on VIP duty.
Rupnagar Range deputy inspector general GS Sandhu and senior superintendent of police Varinder Paul Singh were also present at the meeting.