The Punjab director general of police (DGP), training, admitted here on Friday that there was initial delay on part of the police in taking action in the Moga bus molestation and murder incident.
DGP SK Sharma, who was here to oversee the progress into the training of newly-recruited sub-inspectors of the Bathinda police zone, told the media that proper training of cops could avoid such situations.
Accepting that there was an initial delay on the part of the station house officer concerned in the Moga bus incident, Sharma said such situations could be avoided by imparting training to cops to have a right kind of approach and a correct response to the situation.
Meanwhile, while addressing the trainees, he said the trainees should not seek transfers to their home towns and districts and must remain at stations away from home. He said that police officials had strictly been asked not to allow transfer of the trainees.
Warning the trainees not to be complacent with their training schedule, he said they would be given tests after this phase of training and anyone failing in the test wouldn't be allowed to join the next phase of training.
He said that he would meet deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on the issues concerning home guards such as salary, medical facilities, insurance and leave.
IGP Paramraj Singh Umranangal said had the police station concerned acted promptly, the Moga bus incident would not have snowballed into such a controversy.