Jalandhar: Claiming that the State
Force is in the process of its modernisation, Director
General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Paramdeep Singh Gill on Saturday
revealed that very soon hi-tech control rooms would be
installed in five major cities of the state.
"Is has been decided to install hi-tech centralised
control system in five major cities including Jalandhar,
Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala through which any
distanced distress call could be responded within few
minutes", DGP told reporters adding that the upcoming control
rooms would match the police communication system of any
ultra modern cities like New York, of the world.
Regarding the modernisation of the state force, DGP
said that there was ample fund provided by the centre for the
up-gradation of the police and accordingly new equipments
were being purchased and required training was being imparted
to the personnel.
On the revival threat of terrorism in the state,
DGP said that although Pakistan Intelligence agency ISI was
making its all out efforts to revive terrorism in the state
and ultra outfits like Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) was
being provided with the ample funds through Western Union and
Hawala operation in the state, but the state force was
capable enough to thwart any evil designs of such forces.
Regarding revival of Commissioner system in some of
the cities in Punjab, DGP evaded a direct reply and said "Only
the state government was capable to answer the question but
as far as I am concerned, I am in favour of such a system".
Pointed out on the growing demoralisation at the
lower ranks of Punjab Police due to inordinate delay in
promotion, DGP while admitting that there was some delay in
promotion but said that now every hurdle and obstacle was
eradicated to remove the stagnation in the force.
Asked his reaction on the Union Home Minister`s
statement that state force should be used as "football" by
their political masters, DGP ruled out any political pressure
in the state and said that police department was independent
DGP also ruled out that there was any spurt in the
crime graph and admitted that there was some social unrest in
some of the districts, which was tackled and settled in an
intelligent manner by the concerned district heads of the
On the prospects of change in the colour of uniform
of state police, DGP said "I am very fond of Khaki as I love