Top cop KPS Gill taught Punjab Police how to fight AK-47 with .303 rifle
Former Punjab DGP KK Attari, who had worked with Gill in various capacities, shared with HT how the latter trained them to “think big, plan for it and get it”.punjab Updated: May 27, 2017 10:16 IST
Peers and subordinate officers of super cop KPS Gillremember him as an officer ahead of times and the terrorists he was brought in to fight.
Former Punjab DGP KK Attari, who had worked with Gill in various capacities, shared with HT how the latter trained them to “think big, plan for it and get it”.
“He was totally a targeted person. He taught us to think big, set bigger targets and achieve it. He was ahead of his generation and taught us how to fight AK-47 with .303 rifles. He trained us in such a way that he could even ask us to bring moon,” said Attari.
His demise is a big loss for the state. He was and will remain an icon for the police forces across the nations.Suresh Arora, state DGP
He also shared how the super cop used to assert his pro-police approach with the government.
“Just before the Beant Singh government took over, Gill asked the police to have light commercial vehicles and procured 1,100 such vehicles to ensure safety of officers. When the government asked him to provide a gypsy from those vehicles to each MLA, he said nothing doing. I will not withdraw vehicles from the police,” said Attari.
It was only because of his approach that when the rest of the India had 15 bullet proof operational vehicles, Punjab Police had 615, said Attari.
Former DGP PC Dogra, who worked with Gill as (ADGP-operations) credited Gill with the greatest contribution in bringing back normalcy in Punjab.
“He was the greatest leader of Punjab Police force. He could take decision independently and effectively. He was so clear in his approach that he won’t bother about the nitty-gritty,” he said.
First Published: May 27, 2017 09:07 IST