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Capt Amarinder directs Punjab DGP to work out a scheme to reward cops who busted terror modules

Amarinder Singh instructed the DGP to set up a system of selecting and rewarding ‘policeman of the month’

punjab Updated: Nov 13, 2017 09:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
Captain Amarinder Singh,DGP Suresh Arora,Punjab police
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh interacting with police officials at a dinner hosted by him at his residence on Saturday night. (HT Photo)

Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora to work out a scheme to give awards and rewards to cops who busted terror modules and solved targeted killings in the state.

The CM, who hosted police personnel, across ranks, for a dinner at his residence on Saturday night as a mark of appreciation for their efforts and role in busting terror modules and criminal gangs, also directed the DGP to set up a system of rewarding “policeman of the month”. The award will be given to a cop who plays a remarkable role, either in solving criminal cases by investigations or providing community service of outstanding nature.

More than 80 police personnel attended the dinner, where Amarinder thanked each of them for cracking some of the toughest cases of the recent past, the most notable of them being six murder cases of right-wing Hindu leaders and Dera Sacha Sauda followers, an official release said.

The CM lauded their courage, determination and hard work, which led to the busting of terror modules and arrest of several gangsters, it stated.

Addressing the police personnel, he extolled them for bringing honour to the force and saving the people of Punjab from further mayhem that the suspects would otherwise have unleashed on the state.

Besides Arora, DGP (intelligence) Dinkar Gupta and DGP (law and order) Hardeep Dhillon, the event was attended by several other officials.

Eight AIGs, SSPs of Moga, Khanna, Batala and Nawanshahr, 20 inspectors, including SHOs of Bassi Pathana and Baghapurana, 17 head constables, 13 constables and two home guards were also hosted by the CM.

The star attraction of the dinner was the team that solved the targeted killing cases with the arrest of five persons, who were reported to be a part of a larger conspiracy hatched by Pakistan’s ISI from foreign soil. The team consisted of IG intelligence Amit Prasad, DIG counter-intelligence Ranbir Khatra, Moga SSP Ranjit Singh, Batala SSP Opinderjit Ghuman, SP Rajinder Singh, SP Wazir Singh, DSPs Sulakhan Singh and Sarabjit Singh, Inspector Kikar Singh and ASI Haripal.

First Published: Nov 12, 2017 18:20 IST