Punjab Police will get automobiles able to excessive speeds as a part of its new initiative of establishing a crew devoted in direction of street security and successfully chasing criminals, officers mentioned on Monday.
Inspector Common of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill mentioned 144 automobiles — 116 Isuzus and 28 Mahindra Scorpios — might be bought, including that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had given instructions that the police automobiles must be such which may successfully chase criminals.
Addressing the media, Gill mentioned the ‘Sadak Surakhya Power’ might be set as much as stop crime and street accidents. The state authorities has earmarked a sum of Rs 39.50 crore for it, he mentioned.
Extra Director Common of Police A S Rai has been appointed because the nodal officer of the pressure. The pressure might be geared up with trendy gear together with physique cameras, GPS fitted automobiles, breath analyzers, he mentioned. There might be a particular uniform of the pressure, he added.
Talking on the police’s motion on drug smuggling previously yr, Gill mentioned that 14,952 drug smugglers, together with 2,132 huge smugglers, have been arrested since July 5, final yr. Police has registered 11,147 First Data Studies (FIRs) on this regard, he mentioned.
Gill mentioned police has additionally recovered 987.75 kilograms of heroin from finishing up cordon and search operations in drug-affected areas throughout the state.
Moreover, 147.5 kg of heroin was recovered from seaports of Gujarat and Maharashtra, taking the entire efficient restoration of heroin to 1,135.25 kg in 11 months, he mentioned.
Aside from heroin, the IGP mentioned police additionally recovered 731 kg opium, 840.76 kg ganja, 350.40 quintals of poppy husk, and 62.49 lakh tablets, capsules, injections, vials of pharma opioids from throughout the state, Gill mentioned.
Rs 11.83 crores of money has additionally been recovered from the possession of drug smugglers arrested in these 11 months, the officer mentioned.
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