Gurdaspur: With a recent infiltration bid
from across the Indo-Pak border foiled in Punjab, the Badal
government on Saturday said it would not allow revival of militancy
in the state.
"Punjab police is keeping a close vigil. The government
would not allow militancy to raise its ugly head again in the
state," Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here.
Noting that being a border state, Punjab had borne the
brunt of intrusions by a "hostile neighbour", he demanded an
annual grant of Rs 200 crore from the Union government for the
modernisation of police force.
Badal, who was here to meet the families of the two
policemen who died fighting two militants from across the
Indo-Pak border in the district on April 25, handed over
cheques of Rs 15 lakh each to them.
He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to each of
the families in addition to Rs 15 lakh given to them besides
promising to take complete care of them.
The Deputy CM also handed over appointment letters for
government jobs to the eligible member from each family and
asked the DGP P S Gill, who accompanied him, to provide the
families of Constable Narinder Singh and Head Constable
Sawinder Singh an official accommodation.