Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday lauded the role of former state DGP KPS Gill in tackling terrorism in the state. Speaking at Gill’s bhog ceremony here, Amarinder said Gill’s example should be emulated by the current and next generation of police officers in Punjab. Ģill provided leadership to the police force of Punjab during the dark days of terrorism, he said.
Describing Gill as his friend, the Chief Minister said Punjab and India had lost a great nationalist. Those who did not see the dark days of militancy in the state would not be able to appreciate the contributions of Gill. “The only way we can pay our respects and tribute to the great soul is by maintaining peace and tranquillity in the state for which he fought,” Capt Singh said.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla hailed Gill as a nationalist and lauded his role in bringing normalcy to the state. She said only nationalists who had the unity and integrity of the country at heart would be able to appreciate the contributions of Gill. “Gill was a true general,” she said.
Among others, Congress MP KTS Tulsi and BSP national spokesperson S Bhadoria were present on the occasion. A large number of retired ex-servicemen were also present to pay their respects to Gill.
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