Governor asks Punjab Police to overcome Cyber crime challenge
Phillaur(DP Correspondent) – Describing cyber crime as a new challenge before the state Police, the Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore Monday expressed hope that in continuation of its glorious legacy the Punjab Police would soon overcome this challenge. Addressing the gathering during passing out parade and investiture ceremony at Punjab Police Academy (PPA) Phillaur, the governor recalled the glorious tradition of Punjab Police to withstand every challenge.Badnore said that though the cyber crime was a new domain for the state police but he was hopeful that they would meet this challenge efficiently. “To meet this challenge, cyber crime centre must be upgraded along with ensuring professional training to the Punjab Police on scientific lines”, he said. The governor said that the responsibility of Police force to maintain law and order was manifold adding that only well trained and well equipped police personnel could discharge its duty effectively.Badnore said that the role of police in today’s social scenario required skills not only to maintain law and order but also to deal with problems arising out of rapid socio economic, socio-political and socio-cultural changes apart from technological development. He also recalled the stupendous services rendered by the Punjab Police during the black days of terrorism in Punjab. Striking an emotional chord with the families of Police officers, who were awarded the medal posthumously for their gallantry deeds, the governor said that this honor was just an expression of gratitude towards these families.Congratulating the medal recipients and the probationary officers, the Governor said that they should feel proud on having got training from this century old premiere training institute. Badnore said that this academy was the oldest in the country and has produced great Police officers like Ashwani Kumar. Earlier, the Governor, accompanied by Director General of Police Suresh Arora, also took salute from an impressive parade led by probationary DSP Gursher Singh Sandhu. He was welcomed by DGP (HRD) S Chatopadhyaya and Director of PPA Phillaur Anita Punj.Meanwhile, eight probationary DSPs, who have been trained at this Academy along with 450 Constables including 100 Lady Constables, who are passing out after completing training at different Training centres located at JahanKhelan, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Patiala took part in the passing out parade.The Governor also bestowed upon President’s Police Medal for Gallantry to three officers, Police Medal for Gallantry to 13, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to 19 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 139 officers. The recipients included 10 DGPs, six ADGPs, 27 IGPs, seven DIGs, 24 SSsP/Comdt./AIG, nine SPs, nine DSPs, 29 Inspectors, 23 Sub Inspectors, 19 ASIs, eight Head Constables and three Constables.
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