Punjab Sanctions Rs 20 Crore For Putting in CCTVs At Strategic Border Areas

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CCTVs will assist keep a strict vigil on the motion of drones and smugglers. (Representational)

Chandigarh:

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has sanctioned Rs 20 crore for CCTV digital camera set up at strategic areas in border villages to keep up a strict vigil on the motion of drones and smugglers, a senior police official mentioned on Wednesday.

Particular Director Basic of Police (regulation and order) Arpit Shukla additionally mentioned that Director Basic of Police Gaurav Yadav has introduced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for data on drone motion resulting in the restoration of weapons or narcotics.

Mr Shukla, accompanied by the Inspector Basic (IG) of the BSF’s Punjab Frontier headquartered in Jalandhar district Atul Fulzele, was in Khasa, Amritsar, for a joint coordination-cum-review assembly, based on an announcement issued right here.

The assembly, attended by senior officers of the Border Safety Pressure (BSF) and the Punjab Police, was geared toward strengthening border safety to forestall smuggling.

The Punjab Police’s DIG, Border Vary, Narinder Bhargav, and DIG, Ferozepur Vary, Ranjit Singh Dhillon, together with 4 different DIGs, and 4 BSF commandants attended the talks.

Mr Shukla referred to as for larger synergy between the 2 forces to counter drone operations alongside the Punjab borders.

He additionally requested the senior superintendents of police (SSPs) of border districts to accentuate the police power as a second line of defence which can assist in stopping the gathering of contraband dropped by way of drones by criminals.

Mr Shukla additional requested the BSF officers to share inputs on the actions of suspected individuals with the Punjab Police in order that they will hold a pointy vigil on their actions.

The particular DGP directed the commissioners of police and SSPs to extend checkpoints, particularly at evening of their respective jurisdictions.

He additionally proposed to activate village defence committees within the border areas. “These committees will work as eyes and ears of the police and complement the efforts of the Punjab Police to wipe out medicine, terrorists, and gangsters from the border state,” Mr Shukla added.

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