AMRITSAR: In order to maintain strict vigil at motion of drones and cross-border smugglers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sanctioned ₹20 crores for set up of Closed Circuit Television (CCTv) Cameras at strategic places within the border villages, mentioned Special Director General of Police (DGP) Arpit Shukla right here on Wednesday. DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav has additionally declared a reward of ₹1 lakh for offering data of drone motion resulting in restoration of weapons/narcotics, he added.

The Special DGP accompanied by IG Frontier Headquarters, BSF Jalandhar Dr Atul Fulzele was in Khasa in Amritsar to carry a Joint coordination cum overview assembly with senior officers of BSF and Punjab Police to additional strengthen the safety on the border to forestall the cross border smuggling. DIG Border Range Narinder Bhargav and DIG Ferozepur Range Ranjit Singh Dhillon together with 4 DIGs and 4 Commandants of BSF have been among the many senior officers who attended the assembly.

Giving a name for larger synergy and teamwork between BSF and Punjab Police, Special DGP Arpit Shukla mentioned that it was excessive time that each the elite forces ought to work in tandem and higher coordination to counter the Drone operations at Punjab borders, which have emerged as the brand new menace. He additionally harassed on the necessity to perform evidence-based and proactive policing to forestall the smuggling of narcotics and weapons into Punjab from throughout the border.

The Special DGP requested the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of Border districts to accentuate the Police drive as a second line of defence which is able to assist in stopping the gathering of contraband dropped by drones by the criminals on the Indian aspect.

He additionally mentioned the strategic places and hotspots in border villages to put in CCTV cameras to maintain vigil at Indian Nationals concerned within the cross-border smuggling. He requested the BSF officers to share inputs of actions of suspected individuals with the Punjab Police in order that they’ll preserve a pointy vigil on their actions and guarantee penal motion in opposition to these discovered concerned in any prison exercise.

Special DGP Arpit Shukla directed the CPs/SSPs to extend the Police Checkpoints, particularly at night time, of their respective jurisdictions and guarantee checking of most autos at each Naka, which is able to assist in curbing the terrorist and prison actions. He suggested that each one the Nakas must be synchronised in a fashion that they have to get activated promptly on a single name.

He additionally proposed to activate Village Defence Committees (VDCs) within the Border areas to counter the nexus between smugglers and criminals within the border areas. “These committees will work as eyes and ears of the Police and supplement the efforts of Punjab Police to wipe out drugs, terrorists and gangsters from the border state, ” mentioned particular DGP Arpit Shukla.

Meanwhile, SSP Amritsar Rural Satinder Singh, SSP Batala Ashwini Gotyal, SSP Gurdaspur Harish Dayama, SSP Pathankot Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh, SSP Fazilka Avneet Kaur Sidhu, SSP Ferozepur Bhupinder Singh and SSP Tarn Taran Gurmeet Singh Chauhan additionally attended the assembly.

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