Gaurav Yadav, Director General of Police, chaired a state-level meeting today to ensure Punjab is free of gangsters and drugs and directed his officers to take strict action against the lawbreakers.
DGP reviewed the ground-level action against organised crime, drug trafficking, and terrorism in consultation with the eight Range IGs/DIGs, 28 CPs/SSPs, and 117 DSPs.
In addition to RN Dhoke, Special DGP (Internal Security) Gurpreet Kaur Deo, and ADGP (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla attended the meeting.
The DGP acknowledged the good work done recently, but stressed the importance of intensifying the vigil against anti-social elements.
Besides ensuring basic policing at the ground level, Yadav also ordered senior officers from the Punjab Police (Headquarters) to visit districts and check manpower and equipment. Moreover, he instructed them to deploy at least 50 percent of the police officers in the districts at the police stations.
SHOs were also asked to build connections with the citizens and be more accessible to ensure citizen-friendly policing, while ensuring that anti-social elements would not be spared at all costs. Additionally, he instructed the SHOs to personally investigate heinous crimes committed by bad characters in their jurisdiction.