Supercop KPS Gill laid to rest with full state honours
As Gill’s son and daughter lit the pyre, the three forces did the honours as a mark of respect to the man credited with ridding Punjab of terrorism and restoring peace. Gill passed away at the age of 82 on Friday.Updated: May 29, 2017 11:07 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigrah
Punjab Police, CRPF and the Delhi Police on Sunday presented a joint guard of honour to former Punjab DGP KPS Gill, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames in New Delhi.
As Gill’s son and daughter lit the pyre, the three forces did the honours as a mark of respect to the man credited with ridding Punjab of terrorism and restoring peace. Gill passed away at the age of 82 on Friday.
Punjab DGP Suresh Arora laid the wreath as National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval paid respects on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Punjab government spokesperson said in a release here.
Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, adviser to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, represented the Punjab government at the cremation, while the chief minister’s political secretary Karan Pal Singh Sekhon laid the wreath on behalf of Amarinder.
A large number of political and other dignitaries, IPS officers and people from various walks of life paid homage to the former Punjab DGP. Prominent among them were DGP Hardeep Singh Dhillon; former DGP Sarbdeep Singh, and former DGP S K Sharma and Maninderjit Bitta, All India Anti-Terrorist Front chief. ADGP Dinkar Gupta, ADGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, ADGP Ishwar Singh, IG Arpit Shukla, IG Amar Singh Chahal, IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal, IG Ananya Gautam, IG Ishwar Singh, AIG Harpreet Singh Sandhu were also present.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: May 29, 2017 11:04 IST