Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora said here on Sunday that he was not happy as the high-profile murder cases of Mata Chand Kaur and Punjab Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Jagdish Gagneja remained unsolved.
Though the cases have been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), he appreciated the cops who worked on these cases. “We will recruit their children as sub-inspector in the force.”
Arora was here to honour the cops, who performed their duties with zeal and nabbed criminals. He honoured the police personnel with cash reward and announced promotions. “We all work for the department and the welfare of the state; you are the real heroes,” the DGP said.
Around 40 cops were promoted as inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors. Inspector general, Paramraj Singh Umranangal, deputy inspector general Balkar Singh Sidhu, senior superintendent of police Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, Sukhdev Singh Virk, SP (headquarters) and other officials were also present on the occasion. “I never opposed any promotion and have always cleared all the cases which I received. I appeal you all to work hard and get promoted,” Arora told the cops.
SSP Chauhan said that the Patiala police have traced many criminal cases and arrested several members of criminal gangs wanted in different states. “Our police are very committed and have controlled crime in the district,” said Chauhan.
Davinder Attri, Bikramjit Singh Brar, Jaswinder Singh Tiwana, Iqbal Singh, Kirpal Singh and others were among those promoted and honoured with commendation disks.
“I have been serving as CIA in-charge and have been instrumental in busting an interstate gang involved in 22 looting and robbery incidents,” said Bikramjit Singh Brar.