IEP CHANDIGARH, March 12
As part of ongoing drive to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police on Saturday carried out a special operation under which persons booked under Arms act were checked by the Police teams across the state. The operation was carried out in wake of the G-20 Summit on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.
The operation was conducted in a synchronised manner from 11am to 5pm and all the CPs/SSPs were asked to depute one team per police station to check the wherebouts and antecedents of all the persons booked under Arms act in last five years, who are on bail, parole or acquitted.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that the 400 Police teams, involving 2000 police personnel, have checked as many as 1343 such persons, who were booked under the Arms Act in the last five years, of which, 1194 persons were on parole or bail. One person has been arrested during the operation, he said.
He said that the intent to carry out this operation was to keep check on the influx of illegal arms and ammunition from across the international border and the inter-state borders from states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, besides, keeping vigil on gangsters and anti-social elements.
Meanwhile, such operations also help in infusing fear among anti-social elements and instilling a sense of security among common people.