Facing criticism over gangsters being active on social media and boasting about their crime on Facebook from inside the jail, Punjab Police on Saturday said it will adopt a four-pronged strategy to deal with them.
Director general of police Suresh Arora said the strategy involves swift police action, strengthening jails, seeking tough laws to ensure conviction, and recording evidence against gangsters through video- conferencing.
“Tough law is required to deal with the problem of gangsters. I am looking at a four-pronged strategy,” Arora told reporters here. “One is police action then strengthening of jails so that they (gangsters) don’t operate freely. Recording evidence against gangsters through video-conferencing, and strengthening existing laws which will help in getting conviction and protecting witnesses so it act as deterrent,” Arora said.
The announcement comes in the wake of killing of gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh Bhullar ‘Rocky’ of Fazilka at Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh on April 30.
Police suspect Rocky’s murder was fallout of a gangwar. After Rocky’s death, gangster Jaipal Singh had reportedly claimed on his Facebook account that he had killed him.