Strengthening its team in Pathankot and Gurdaspur in wake of the Pathankot attack, the Punjab government on Friday ordered transfer of three IPS and three PPS officers with immediate effect.
Akhil Chaudhary, who was ASP, Dinanagar, has been posted as SP (D), Pathankot, in place of Jaspal Singh. Gulneet Singh Khurana, attached with commissioner of Ludhiana, has been posted as SP, Gurdaspur. Surinder Lamba, attached with commissioner of Amritsar, has been posted as assistant superintendent of police, Dinanagar. Jaspal Singh, SP (D), Pathankot, has been posted as SP, Pathankot.
Meanwhile, DGP Suresh Arora has directed all SHOs, DSPs/ACPs, SPs/ADCPs and senior officers posted in the districts to be present at the stations and not to leave the stations without the prior permission of the competent authority.
The DGP has also directed all zonal IGPs and commissioners of police to work out a scheme to ensure regular presence of police personnel in all police stations and police posts in the state, especially at night time, to ensure 24x7 availability of police for prompt support and response to citizens.
Announcing this here on Friday, a Punjab Police spokesman said that on the DGP’s directions, all zonal IGPs and commissioners of police had been asked to prepare a night policing plan for the districts/ areas in their jurisdiction. Zonal IGPs and CPs would send daily reports to the DGP about details of static and mobile police deployment during night. The night-time police deployment would be checked by deputing senior police officers from police headquarters on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, Punjab Police have appealed to the public to immediately report any suspicious activity/persons on police emergency numbers ‘100’ or on ‘181-Punjab Police Helpline’.