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Punjab DGP Aulakh directed to set up six NRI police stations
and review cases of 1300 NRI POs/absconders


Chandigarh, January 18, 2008
NRI press

Punjab DGP Sh. N.P.S. Aulakh directed the concerned SSsP to identify suitable sites for setting up six NRI police stations at Ludhiana, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Moga, Nawan Shehar and Hoshiarpur as these police stations were to start functioning from April 13, 2008.

He directed all the SSsP to install boards displaying information of PIOs and APIOs under RTI Act as per specimen recommended by the State Information Commission with in four weeks.

Taking a serious note of growing number of POs/absconders in the state, he directed the field officers to launch a special three months campaign against them besides reviewing cases of 1300 NRI POs/absconders and send detailed reports to the ADGP (Crime) with in month.

The Punjab Police has chalked out an ambitious plan to install jammers and close circuit cameras in the highly sensitive and high security jails of the state in the first phase to check the use of mobile phones by hardcore criminals lodged there and to have a close look on their sympathisers to break their network.

This was disclosed by the Punjab DGP Sh. N.P.S. Aulakh, after presiding over a monthly crime review meeting held here today. He said that this matter is being taken up with the State Government. and expressed confidence that these high-tech gadgets would soon be the part of security measures in the state jails. He urged the field officers to be more vigilant about the activities of the hardcore criminals released from jails, dismissed police officials and released ex-terrorists.

The DGP also emphasized on the need to enhance the present training capacity of the force and in 10 district police training schools shall be upgraded at a total cost of Rs. one crore during the current year.

He further pointed out that 3363 persons were killed and 4430 others injured in road accidents in the state while more than 8000 injured persons were evacuated by the state police during the year 2007. While directing to check traffic violations to reduce number of fatalities in the state, he said that the responsibility of providing a safe road traffic lies with police and the field officers should make concerted efforts for enforcement of traffic regulations. He informed that last year the state police issued 3 Lac challans and realised 14.29 crore as fine in the state exchequer.

The police chief further said that to check activities of unscrupulous travel agents, the field officers should ensure filing of challans against such accused travel agents, wherever a case had been registered.

While issuing strict warning to the corrupt elements in the force against their corrupt practices, the DGP directed the SSsP and other senior police officers to recommend cases of such police personnel for compulsory retirement .

The DGP also took a serious note of the incidents of escape from custody and directed the field officers to take stern action against the guilty police personnel by fixing their responsibility.

The meeting was attended by all the ADGsP, Zonal IGs, Range DIGs and district police chiefs.