LUDHIANA: Amidst ongoing drive in opposition to medication and anti-social components launched on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police on Tuesday launched a two-day lengthy statewide operation ‘OPS Vigil’ geared toward maintaining a tab on drug trafficking, anti-social components and criminals.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav reached Ludhiana Bus Stand to guide the whole Punjab Police drive from the entrance to hold out this multi-pronged checking and space domination programme. He was accompanied by ADGP G Nageswara Rao.
Notably, ADGP/IGP rank officers from Punjab Police Headquarters have been deputed in every Police district to personally supervise the operation, which is able to conclude at 7pm on Wednesday. The CPs/SSPs have been directed to mobilise a minimum of 75 p.c of the drive to hold out this operation.
DGP Gaurav Yadav, whereas interacting with the media on the sidelines of operation, mentioned all of the susceptible public locations with heavy footfall together with Railway Stations, Bus Stands and Bazaars (Markets) are being totally checked by the Police groups underneath the supervision of ADGP/IGP rank officers. “The idea behind conducting this statewide operation was to boost public confidence and increase the presence of the cops to infuse fear among the anti-social elements, ” he mentioned.
He mentioned that correct frisking of suspected individuals and full search of susceptible areas are being carried out by the Police drive. On Wednesday early morning, Police groups will conduct particular checking at lodges and sarais, he added.
The DGP reiterated that underneath the management of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police is dedicated to take care of legislation and order within the state at any value. Punjab Police is not going to let any disruptive forces disturb the hard-earned peace and concord of the border state, he mentioned.
Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla, who joined SSP Sandeep Garg in SAS Nagar, mentioned that as a part of this operation inter-state and inter-district hi-tech nakas have been put in and automobiles getting into and exiting are being intensively checked, whereas making certain minimal inconvenience was induced to most of the people. “We have strictly instructed all the Police Personnel to deal with every person in a friendly and polite manner while frisking them or checking their vehicle during the course of this operation, ” he added.
He mentioned that Police groups may also go to completely different spiritual locations together with Gurdwaras, Temples, Churches and Mosques to assessment the safety preparations and be certain that CCTV cameras are put in and functioning.
Meanwhile, Police groups have been finishing up flag marches, particularly within the susceptible areas, as a part of confidence constructing measures.