'ISI to revive terror in Punjab'
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligency Agency is making all-out efforts to revive terrorism in Punjab by providing funds to radical groups, state Director General of Police Paramdeep Singh said.india Updated: Oct 13, 2009 10:45 IST
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligency Agency is making all-out efforts to revive terrorism in Punjab by providing funds to radical groups, state Director General of Police Paramdeep Singh said.
He said ultra groups like Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) was being provided with funds through a leading money transfer agency and hawala operation.
Gill made the remarks on questions from media persons on the threat of return of terrorism in the state.
He said the state police force was capable enough to thwart any evil designs of such forces.
As part of modernization of Punjab Police, hi-tech control rooms would be installed in five major cities of the state, Gill said.
"It has been decided to install hi-tech centralised control system in five major cities--Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala--through which any distanced distress call could be responded to within a few minutes", Gill said adding the control rooms would match the police communication system of any ultra modern cities like New York.
Regarding the modernisation of the state police, the DGP said ample fund was provided by the Centre for upgradation of the police and accordingly new equipments were being purchased and required training was being imparted to the personnel.