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Hry DGP pays homage to immortal police martyrs on Police Martyrdom Day

Chandigarh October 21

Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), Shatrujeet Kapur, unequivocally reiterated the state government’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of police personnel and the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.. He lauded the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal and the insightful guidance of Home Minister Anil Vij for their instrumental roles in the seamless implementation of a range of welfare initiatives. In the unfortunate event of an employee’s martyrdom, the bereaved family not only receives job security but also a pension, in addition to substantial financial assistance amounting to Rs 1 crore 30 lakh. Furthermore, for cases of accidental fatalities involving contract-based employees within the police department, a  financial aid of Rs 50 lakh is extended to support the dependent family.

He was speaking after paying homage to the immortal police martyrs by laying a wreath at the ‘Police Martyr Memorial’ on the solemn occasion of Police Martyrdom Day, held at Police Lines, Panchkula. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by 188 valiant martyrs of the Indian Police Force.

Hry CM pays tribute to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day

Chandigarh, October 21 – Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal paid tribute to the martyrs in the police force at the Nuh Police Lines on Police Commemoration Day. He honoured the sacrifice of the security personnel who lost their lives while serving their duty.

During the event, the Chief Minister draped a shawl on Sunita Devi, the widow of Martyr constable Satyaveer who lost his life at a checkpoint while trying to stop illegal mining, and offered his respects to Siddharth (Under Training), the son of late DSP Surender, resident of Sarangpur village of Hisar, who lost his life while preventing illegal mining in Tauru.



          Amidst the ongoing drive against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of Punjab Police in a joint operation with Fatehgarh Sahib Police have successfully cracked the daylight dacoity in Fatehgarh Sahib with the arrest of two criminals after a brief exchange of fire, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Thursday.

          Those arrested have been identified as Gurpreet Singh of village Johal Dhai Wala in Tarn Taran and Harpreet Singh of village Bantara in Tarn Taran. Both the accused persons were involved in the loot of Rs 40.8 lakh from an employee of a petrol pump in Bhatmajra village of Fatehgarh Sahib.

          Police teams have also recovered three .32 bore pistols along with live cartridges from the possession of both the accused persons.

          Giving details, DGP Gaurav Yadav said that a team of AGTF headed by ADGP Promod Ban got a reliable input that persons involved in the daylight dacoity are expected to visit village Macchli Khurd to pick their car, which was used to commit the crime.

          Following the information, a team from AGTF led by AIG Sandeep Goel, DSP Bikram Brar and DSP Rajan Parminder along with local Fatehgarh Sahib Police laid a trap and signalled the car to stop. “Instead of stopping the car, people sitting in the car opened fire at the police party, prompting Police parties to retaliate,” he said.

          After a brief exchange of fire, the DGP said that Police teams have managed to overpower both the accused persons, who have sustained bullet injuries on their legs. Both the accused persons have been undergoing treatment at a local hospital, he added.

          Meanwhile, a fresh case FIR no. 115 dated 1-6-2023 has been registered under sections 307 and 473 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at Police Station Kharar.



          Keeping in view the Operation Bluestar Anniversary— also known as Ghallughara Week, Punjab Police have beefed up the security across the state to ensure peaceful observance of this week.

          On Thursday, Police teams led by CPs/SSPs have also conducted Flag Marches in the sensitive and vulnerable areas of their concerned districts as a measure to instil the confidence among the general public. As many as 110 flag marches were conducted covering 192 sensitive/vulnerable areas in all the 28 Police districts.

          The exercise was conducted on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav as part of the ongoing drive to make Punjab safe and secure as per vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

          Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that the CPs/SSPs were directed to conduct Flag Marches in the sensitive areas of their respective districts. Police teams have also apprehended 368 suspicious persons during flag marches.

          He said that the exercise was aimed to boost the confidence of the general public, besides, preparing police personnel to tackle any untoward situation.

          “Punjab Police will ensure peaceful observance of the Operation Bluestar Anniversary, for which foolproof arrangements are in place and adequate security has also been deployed across the state,” said Arpit Shukla.

          The Special DGP said that deployment of police teams have also been intensified at vital places including bus stands, railway stations and other sensitive areas to prevent intrusion of anti-social elements.

          Meanwhile, CPs/SSPs have also been asked to intensify Police nakas in their jurisdictions and conduct checking of all the entering/exiting suspicious vehicles.

Amit Shah inaugurates Samavesh Program of Chandigarh Police


Amit Shah, Home Minister, Government of India inaugurated the Samavesh Program of Chandigarh Police that envisions to transform the perception of public for Police at Sukhna Lake today evening.

Banwarilal Purohit, Governor Punjab & Administrator, UT Chandigarh, Bandaru Dattatreya, Governor Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister Haryana, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister Himachal Pardesh, Shri Anil Vij and Shri Dushyant Chautala, Cabinet Ministers Haryana, Smt. Kirron Kher, MP Chandigarh, Shri Gian Chand Gupta, Speaker Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary, Shri Dharam Pal, Adviser to Administrator and Shri Praveer Ranjan, DGP, UT Chandigarh were present on this occasion.

Shri Praveer Ranjan DGP informed that under “Samavesh”, the Citizen Services Centre (CSC) situated in many police stations will also be linked with Atal Sahabhagita Kenders of the Chandigarh police. All the non-crime police services including address verification, passport verification, character verification, tenant/PG verification, etc., will be dealt in the kendras, sources added.

The UT police will form committees involving persons from particular areas, similar to village panchayats, to amicably settle matters in which people do not want police interference. These committees will be formed under the program called “Samavesh”.

STF Rupnagar Range arrests 2 police constables in drug case


STF Rupnagar Range has arrested 2 Police constables posted in SAS Nagar with bribe money and heroin in their possession.
Disclosing this Mr. Harpreet Singh, AIG STF Ropar Range said that the arrested constables namely Ct. Guriqbal Singh No. 2083/SAS Nagar & S/Ct Dalbir Singh No. 432/SAS Nagar were arrested on the basis of secret information. He said that these constables have been arrested with heroin and Rs. 19000/- bribe money cash from their possession.

  Divulging the detail of the case he said that these constables apprehended one drug peddler along with drug and left him without taking any legal action against him after taking bribe from him on the pretext of police personnel from STF. These police officials have collected money from drug paddlers as a bribe in the name of STF and threatening them to register a false case against them on many occasions. He said that their dope test has also been conducted.
In this regard a case FIR No 149 Dated 07-07-2022 U/s 21, 29, 59(2) NDPS Act 1985, 7, 13 PC Act 1988 & 384 IPC, PS STF Phase 4, Mohali has been registered against Ct Guriqbal Singh 2083/SAS Nagar and S/ct Dalbeer Singh 432/SAS Nagar posted in SAS Nagar, Mohali along with two unknown persons. Further Investigation is being carried out.

Haryana Police taking significant steps to curtail illicit trade: DIG


Dr Arun Kumar Singh, DIG Haryana Police Academy today said that Haryana Police is taking significant actions to curtail the problem of illicit trade, posing serious hazards to public health and safety.

Addressing the ‘Capacity Building Programme for Police Officers on Prevention of Counterfeiting and Smuggling’, which was organized by FICCI’s Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE) at Haryana Police Academy Madhuban (Karnal) , Dr Singh stated that lack of awareness in the society is shaping the dynamics of illicit trade. Imparting knowledge and raising awareness on the ill effects of counterfeiting and smuggling can go a long way to tackle it. He emphasized on the need for such training programmes, which not only sensitizes the officers on the magnitude of the problem but also helps them to understand the intricacies of smuggling and counterfeiting.

While giving an overview on Socio-Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Smuggling, Deep Chand, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi said, “The grey market is fuelling illegitimate industry, leading to increased criminalization in the society. This capacity building program is aimed to sensitize the police officers on the importance of continued awareness and seriousness of the impact of counterfeit and smuggled products.” He further stated that as per the recent FICCI CASCADE study, in FY 2018-19, Indian economy loses Rs 1,17,253 crore due to smuggling in the five key sectors and total livelihood opportunities lost is 16.36 lakhs.

Nitin Saluja, Senior Policy Manager, Customer Trust, Amazon India said, “Amazon is focused on mitigating fraud and abuse on marketplaces that hamper customer trust. We have introduced several initiatives and have put in resources to make its marketplace a reliable and safe platform for customers, brands, and sellers to conduct transactions.” Amazon, he added is committed to promoting and participating in the efforts for ensuring that the consumers are empowered to enjoy the benefits of online shopping while being protected from the risks the digital era may present.

Ashish Sawant, Assistant Manager, Global Brand Protection, APAC Region, Johnson & Johnson stated that counterfeit products have a detrimental impact on both the manufacturers and consumers. It poses severe risk to company’s reputation, brand image and negatively affect the consumers’ confidence in the global market. It also affects businesses and consumers alike by sowing mistrust in genuine products made by reputable brands, he added.

Meanwhile FICCI CASCADE has been over the years working closely with government, industry, enforcement officials, legal fraternity, consumer organizations and the youth to create awareness on the adverse impact of the problem of counterfeiting and smuggling.  Among other activities, FICCI CASCADE has been regularly engaging with law enforcement agencies including police, customs and paramilitary organizations engaged in border protection in sensitizing them on the gravity of the problem.



1992-Punjab batch IPS officer, Gaurav Yadav on Tuesday assumed the additional charge of Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) Punjab.

According to the orders issued by the state government, Gaurav Yadav would also continue to hold the charge of the Special DGP Administration Punjab.

After assuming charge, the newly appointed DGP Punjab held a meeting with the top brass of the Punjab Police and assured them that he will continue to work for the further betterment of the state Police.

The DGP, while briefing officers, said that the topmost priority of the Punjab Government, as directed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, is to further strengthen the fight against drugs to make Punjab a drug-free state besides eliminating gangster culture, maintaining law and order, and detection of crime.

He stressed on the need to revive basic policing which includes keeping vigil in vulnerable spots and be always ready to handle any kind of anticipated law and order situation, monitoring crime data, inspections of Police Stations, looking after the welfare of Police Personnel, etc.

DGP Gaurav Yadav also directed all the CPs/SSPs to increase Police Check Points in their respective jurisdictions and ensure the frisking of maximum vehicles at every Naka, which will help in curtailing criminal activities. He also advised that all the Nakas should be synchronized in a manner that they must get activated promptly on a single call. He also directed them to ramp up the drug recoveries.

He also emphasized on the need for capacity building of the Police Stations by upgrading them and making them citizen-friendly besides acquiring new patrolling vehicles and hi-tech equipment for modernization.

While soliciting the support and cooperation of the public, DGP Gaurav Yadav reassured the commitment of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government to eradicate drug menace and Gangsters from the state and push towards peace and harmony of Punjab.

Pertinently, awarded with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service, DGP Gaurav Yadav had served the distinction in various challenging capacities in the state.

Haryana Police arrests two interstate arms suppliers


Haryana Police has arrested two interstate arms suppliers and seized 4 pistols, 3 desi katta and 7 magazines from their possession in Nuh district.

Sharing the information here today, the Haryana Police spokesperson informed that arrested accused were identified as Gurvinder and Manjeet, both residents of district Bharatpur in Rajashtan.

A police team received secret information that two youth, who supplies illegal weapons, would come to Firozpur Jhirka from Rajasthan to supply illegal weapons on a motorcycle to an unknown person. Subsequently, a police team established a naka and apprehended them. On checking of their bag, 4 pistols, 3 desi katta and 7 magazines were recovered from them.

After the registration of a case against them, Police is investigating to find out the source from where the accused had bought these weapons and the destination they were heading to supply the same.



 In an extensive and planned operation, the Punjab Police have busted an inter-state gang backed by Gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Harwinder Rinda, with the arrest of its 11 members after recovering nine weapons and five looted vehicles from their possession, said ADGP Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) Promod Ban, while addressing a Press Conference here on Thursday. The operation was carried out by the Jalandhar Rural Police.

          Those arrested have been identified as Mohd. Yaseen Akhtar alias Jaisy Purewal of Nakodar, Jalandhar; Sagar Singh of Naya Shahar Badala in Mohali; Amar Malik of Samrala, Ludhiana; Navi of Lohian, Jalandhar; Ankush Sabharwal @ Paya of Nakodar, Jalandhar; Sumit Jaswal @ Kaku of Una (HP); Amandeep alias Shooter of Phillaur, Jalandhar; Shiv Kumar @ Shiva of Phillaur, Jalandhar; Vishal alias Fauji of Nakodar, Jalandhar; Arun Kumar alias Mani Rana of Una (HP) and Annu alias Pehalwan of Kapurthala. All the arrested persons are history-sheeters and have been facing cases of heinous crimes.

          ADGP Promod Ban, who was accompanied by SSP Jalandhar Rural Swapan Sharma, said that this group was active in several neighboring states and had been involved in crimes including murder, attempt to murder, armed dacoity, organized extortion, dacoity, robbery, and drug smuggling. “With their arrest, Punjab Police has thwarted at least seven murders, two police custody escapes, and four armed robberies,” he added.

          The ADGP said that, as per preliminary investigations, the gang was being operated by Vikram Brar, an associate of Goldy Brar on the directions of Harwinder Singh alias Rinda. Notably, Brar, a resident of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan currently residing abroad is wanted by the Police of six states. He is a classmate of Lawrence Bishnoi and is active on social media.

          Giving details about arrested persons, SSP Swapan Sharma said that Mohamad Yaseen Akhtar alias Jasse has been missing since a year. A prodigy of Brar and Lawrence, Jasse has been involved in at least 16 criminal activities, he said.

          He said that another arrested person identified as Ankush Sabarwal alias Paya, who has six criminal cases registered against him, was a student of Vikram Brar at an IELTS center in Nakodar in 2014 and had been providing shelter and safe house to Saurav Mahakal of Maharashtra, who was arrested by Pune Police. Along with Mahakal, he committed three crimes in Punjab, during Mahakal’s two-month stay in the state.

          The SSP said that Arun Kumar alias Mani Rana is a jailed gangster and is operating on the behest of the Lawrence-Jaggu Bhagwanpuria group. The arrested gang had planned Mani Rana’s escape from Police custody during a court hearing in Una, Himachal Pradesh, he said, while adding that Sumit Jaswal alias Kaku has been arrested as he was actively involved in doing recce and organizing logistics for this escape attempt. “With the arrest of this gang, the backbone of organized criminal activities in the Doaba region in general and Jalandhar, in particular, has been broken,” he added.

          Pertinently, in the past two months, Jalandhar Rural Police has arrested 32 gang members across the state-affiliated with various jailed gangsters and recovered 38 weapons from their possession.