Director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Tuesday asked all officers in the force to work without any bias.
The state police chief’s assertion came in the wake of allegations of ‘heavy politicisation’ of Punjab Police and “increasing interference at police station-level by halqa in-charges appointed by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.”
“I’ve asked all my field officers to work as per law. Strict action will be taken against those officers against whom allegations of bias are proved,” the DGP told reporters here. Arora also conducted meeting with police officials from Doaba region.
There have been allegations that police officers were being appointed as per the wishes of halka in-charges. On complaints of bias, he said: “My doors are always open for any such complaints. People can come to me directly to register their grievances.”
On drug issue, the DGP said: “More efforts would be initiated to curb the menace.”
However, Arora kept mum on allegations that the Congress was behind the November 10 radical ‘Sarbat Khalsa’. “I won’t comment on this issue as investigations are on,” he said. He also declined to comment on whether the police will initiate probe into phone-tapping of certain Congress leaders.
The DGP said the son of ASI Sukhdev Singh, who was killed by drug addicts near Haveli, has been appointed as sub-inspector.
Arora said police control rooms across the state would be connected via hot line soon. To monitor anti-social and anti-national activities on social media, an inspector general-rank officer has been appointed.