Muktsar police today began learning ‘gatka’ (Sikh martial arts skills) from ‘nihangs’ at the district Police Lines here, three days after clashes between Amritpal Singh’s supporters and police in Ajnala, Amritsar district.
Two ‘nihangs’ were called to the district Police Lines to demonstrate their ‘gatka’ skills to the quick reaction team (QRT) and armed police, according to Avtar Singh, DSP (Headquarters), Muktsar. “Nearly 250 policemen participated in this anti-riot drill, which will continue in the future.”
Since a large number of police officers joined the force in the last decade, they have less experience.
A retired police officer commented, “It is good to hear that the police are learning gatka skills in Muktsar.”. The training will make them more active and prepared for any untoward incidents. It is imperative to conduct such drills. This practice should be followed by other districts as well.”