Punjab DGP orders ‘Night Domination Operations; to prevent cross-border smuggling of Arms & Ammunition

In view of the current security scenario, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota on Saturday directed all the Border district SSPs to maintain a strict vigil along the border and check the activities of listed smugglers on a regular basis.

The DGP, who was chairing a crime review meeting with officials of Jalandhar Range and Border range at PAP Complex here, also directed all the CPs/SSPs to adopt a zero tolerance policy against drugs, illegal mining and corrupt practices. CP Jalandhar Naunihal Singh, IGP Jalandhar Range Gurinder Singh Dhillon, IGP Border Range Mohnish Chawla and CP Amritsar Sukhchain Singh Gill also attended the meeting.

Taking cognisance of another tiffin bomb recovered recently, DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota directed border officials to keep strict vigil on drones being used for smuggling of arms, ammunition, explosives and drugs. He also ordered district heads to install CCTV Cameras at all Police Stations and religious places.

On action against gangsters, the DGP asked CPs/SSPs to prepare dossiers of gangsters/smugglers and their associates and ensure action against them under PMLA.

During the meeting, the DGP also directed CPs/ SSPs to launch a crackdown against the drug smugglers/suppliers and bootleggers in their concerned areas. He directed them to identify hotspots infamous for drug smuggling in their concerned areas and launch suitable operations to nab all those selling/smuggling drugs.

He also ordered district chiefs to nab all the Proclaimed Offenders (POs) and Bail Jumpers of NDPS cases in their jurisdiction at the earliest.

The DGP also directed CPs/SSPs of major cities including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, etc to further improve their traffic management system to ensure smooth and hassle-free travel for commuters. Meanwhile, the DGP ordered Border SSPs to divide their districts into sectors and depute a Gazetted Officer for every sector, who will be personally out on the Night Domination. Border district SSPs to start Night Domination Operations along the Indo-Pak international border from 9 pm to 4 am. The border districts include Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Batala, Amritsar Rural, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka.

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