The Hush Post, Chandigarh
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh hosted police officials and personnel, across ranks, for a dinner at his residence here on Saturday, as a mark of appreciation for their efforts and role in busting several terror modules and criminal gangs, including those behind the targeted killings in the state, over the past seven months. More than 80 police officials and personnel attended the dinner, where the Chief Minister extended his personal thanks to each of them and congratulated them for their success in cracking some of the toughest cases of the recent past, the most notable of them being the murder of seven RSS, Shiv Sena and Dera Sauda leaders in six cases.
The Chief Minister lauded their exemplary courage, determination and hard work, which led to the busting of the terror modules and arrest of several gangsters out to destabilize the state. Addressing the men, Captain Amarinder extolled them for bringing honour to the force while saving the people of Punjab from further mayhem that the suspects would otherwise have unleashed on the state.The police personnel, who had been given a free hand by his government, had taken up the task of cracking down on radical and criminal forces with full commitment ay and the DGP to work out a scheme for giving awards and rewards to the men involved in the smashing of these modules and gangs. He asked them to submit a detailed proposal in this regard for his approval.
The CM also instructed the DGP to set up a system of selecting and rewarding the `policeman of the month’ to any personnel of the police force who plays a remarkable role, either in solving criminal cases by investigations or providing community service of outstanding nature to the people of the state.
Besides DGP Suresh Arora, DGP (Intelligence) Dinkar Gupta and DGP (Law & Order) Hardeep Dhillon, the event was attended by IGP (FIU), IGP (CI) and IGP (OCCU), along with DIG (CI). Eight AIGs, the SSPs of Moga, Khanna, Batala and Nawanshahr, 20 Inspectors, including the SHOs of Bassi Pathana and Baghapurana, 17 Head Constables, 13 constables and two home guards were also hosted by the Chief Minister. The star attraction of the dinner was the team that cracked open the targeted killing cases with the arrest of five suspects, who were reported to be a part of a larger conspiracy hatched by Pakistan’s ISI from foreign soils. The successful police team consisted of DGP Dinkar Gupta, IG Intelligence Amit Prasad, DIG Counter-Intelligence Ranbir Khatra, SSP Moga Rajjit Singh, SSP Batala Opinderjit Ghuman, SSP Khanna, Navjot Mahal, SP Rajinder Singh, SP Wazir Singh, DSPs Sulakhan Singh and Sarabjit Singh and Inspectors CIA Moga and Khanna, Kikar Singh and Ajeet Pal Singh respectively.