Chandigarh/Amritsar News: Special Director General of Police (DGP) Arpit Shukla said here on Wednesday that to strictly monitor drones and cross-border movement of smugglers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has allocated Rs 20 crore to install CCTVs at strategic locations in border villages. Sanctioned Rs.
He said that DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav has also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to the informer who helps in the recovery of arms/narcotics through drones.
Special DGP, IG Frontier Headquarters, BSF Jalandhar Dr. Atul Phulzele arrived at Khasa in Amritsar to hold a joint coordination cum review meeting with senior officers of BSF and Punjab Police to further strengthen border security to prevent cross-border smuggling. DIG Border Range Narendra Bhargava and DIG Ferozepur Range Ranjit Singh Dhillon along with four DIGs of BSF and four Commandants of BSF were also present in the meeting.
Calling for greater coordination and teamwork between the BSF and the Punjab Police, Special DGP Arpit Sukla said that it is high time that the two security forces work together and in better coordination to combat drone operations along Punjab’s borders. should He also emphasized the need for evidence-based and proactive policing to curb the cross-border smuggling of drugs and arms into Punjab.
The Special DGP asked the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of the border districts to make the police force more robust and ready from the security point of view, which would help prevent drug shipments being dropped by criminals on the Indian side through drones.
They also discussed strategic locations and hotspots in border villages to install CCTV cameras to monitor Indian nationals involved in cross-border smuggling. He asked the BSF officials to share information about the activities of the suspects with the Punjab Police so that they can keep a close watch on their activities and initiate legal action against those found involved in any criminal activities. can be ensured
Special DGP Arpit Sukla directed the CPJs/SSPs to increase police posts in their respective jurisdictions especially at night and ensure maximum vehicle checking at every checkpoint to prevent terrorist and criminal activities. can be stopped. He advised that all nakas should be synchronized in such a way that they are ready immediately on a call.
He also proposed activation of Village Security Committees (VDCs) in border areas to prevent nexus between smugglers and criminals in border areas. Special DGP Arpit Shukla said, “These committees will act as the eyes and ears of the police and will thwart the efforts of the Punjab Police to wipe out drugs, terrorists and gangsters from the border state.
Special DGP Arpit Shukla said that CM @BhagwantMann has sanctioned ₹20 crores for installation of CCTV Cameras in border villages & @DGPPunjabPolice Gaurav Yadav has also declared reward of ₹1 lakh for providing info. of drone movement leading to recovery of weapons/narcotics. pic.twitter.com/FG2fEuuIFh
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) May 17, 2023
Meanwhile, SSP Amritsar Rural Satinder Singh, SSP Batala Ashwani Gotial, SSP Gurdaspur Harish Dayama, SSP Pathankot Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh, SSP Fazilka Avneet Kaur Sidhu, SSP Ferozepur Bhupinder Singh and SSP Taran Taran Gurmeet Singh Chauhan were also present.
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