Amarinder Singh condoles death of former Punjab DGP KPS Gill
In his condolence message, the chief minister said Gill’s role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or forgotten.Updated: May 26, 2017 18:56 IST
Press Trust of India
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the death of former state DGP K P S Gill, recalling his “invaluable contribution to bringing peace back to the state from the grip of militancy”.
In his condolence message, the chief minister said Gill’s role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or forgotten.
“He continues to be emulated by the police and security personnel around the country, as an example of how the most complex of problems can be resolved with grit and determination,” Singh said.
Expressing his heartfelt sympathies for the bereaved family, the chief minister said his thoughts and prayers were with them in this hour of grief.
Gill, who is credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab, passed away this afternoon at the age of 82.
An IPS officer, Gill was the chief of Punjab Police from 1988 to 1990 and then again from 1991 until his retirement from service in 1995.
He is credited with breaking the backbone of Khalistani terrorism in Punjab and finally eliminating it.
Gill was also an advisor (security) to the government of Chhattisgarh for a year in 2006-07.
First Published: May 26, 2017 18:56 IST