Jalandhar: Alarmed over the drugs issue, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday invited the media to review the police recruitment process, where more than 6 lakh youth were likely to appear and check the reality. The Deputy Chief Minister also directed Jalandhar Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla to conduct the police recruitment process in the presence of media, so that the reality comes to the fore. “It will be the biggest survey on drugs to give a befitting reply to the anti-Punjab forces, as the youth would undergo ‘drugs’ and ‘physical test’ in the police recruitment,” the Deputy CM said.
Sukhbir shared these thoughts while interacting with the media after the launch of nation’s first Rapid Rural Police Response System (RRPRS) at PAP Jalandhar Cantt. He was accompanied by Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora. The Deputy CM also urged the media to present reality on the drugs issue and stop branding Punjab as a ‘drugs state’. It was Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Congress, which played the role of anti-Punjab forces in defaming the Punjabi youth.
Earlier, seeking security at the 553 km-long international border with Pakistan, the Deputy CM said that it should be sealed on the pattern of Jammu and Kashmir border. “Security of the international border was the responsibility of BSF, which should be modernized with ultra modern security equipment”, he said, adding that rather it was Punjab Police, which has been instrumental in breaking drugs supply chain.
Rapid Rural Police Response System launched
Jalandhar: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday launched nation’s first Rapid Rural Police Response System (RRPRS) across the state to counter crime and law and order problem in villages within 20 minutes. The Deputy CM said that under this system residents from rural areas would only have to make a call to police helpline 100 for any kind of assistance from the police force.
“The new system would be available 24X7 to respond to the emergency calls or “call for help” from people,” he said. Sukhbir stated this while flagging 400 new motor cycles and 220 new Boleros under the RRPRS. He said that this initiative would go a long way in bringing the delivery of police services to the doorstep of the common man. “We will also be implementing separate policing and investigation wings from August this year.
Besides, new recruitment of legal officers, forensic lab experts and investigation expert police officers will also be done,” he said. The Deputy CM also announced the launch of women armed special escort to ensure safety of women and curb crime against them in the state. He also announced that Punjab Police would recruit 8,000 more police personnel and a decision in this regard would be taken during the next Cabinet meeting on July 12. Earlier, speaking on the occasion, DGP Suresh Arora informed that the state was divided into 877 beats based on pattern and incidence of crime.
“Even the police control rooms in the districts have also been modernized and the staff was trained in call receiving and handling of different situations,” he said. Arora also inaugurated the newly constructed state of the art Rama Mandi police station on Friday.
Fatehgarh Sahib: SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar on Friday launched Rapid Rural Police Response System in the district. After flagging of 17 motorcycles and eight Boleros on Friday. He said 446 villages of the district had been divided into 25 beats and a computerized control room will be set up at district level.
Ferozepur: To enhance the police system more rapidly and actively to reach any place quickly, the SSP Ferozepur and SP(H) kicked off the Rapid Rural Police Response System in Ferozepur district on Friday by flagging off 26 vans and 51 motorcycles in its squad.
Rupnagar: Punjab is the first state to start the Rapid Rural Police Response System. These words were shared by the SSP Rupnagar Varinderpaul Singh here at Police Lines after flagging off new vehicles…………..
To a query that Punjab Police and the BSF were not taken into confidence by Pathankot Air Force station about aerial attack, the Deputy CM evaded a direct reply and said, “These were secret developments, which could not be shared.” The Deputy CM also dodged the query that whether there was a communication gap between the centre government and the state government, as the Punjab Police and the BSF had no official communication. Air Force station Pathankot authorities had been distributing pamphlets on a possible aerial attack on the border belt.
Policing and investigation wings to be separated from next month
Women armed special escort teams to be launched in 15 days 8,000 more police personnel will be recruited
Free annual medical check-up for serving police personnel in state-run hospitals