Punjab

Rajnath appreciates Punjab Govt,s success against gangsters, criminals

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 30, 2018 04:28 PM

Chandigarh: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday congratulated Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for his government’s success against gangsters and criminals in the state, particularly in the context of the recent gunning down of most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder in an encounter.

Rajnath extended his appreciation during a luncheon meeting with Punjab Governor VPS Badnore and Captain Amarinder. The meeting focused on matters related to internal security, with thrust in cooperation between the Centre and the State to maintain peace and stability in the region.

The Home Minister lauded the efforts of the Punjab police and intelligence agencies in cracking down on criminals and organized gangs and offered all support of the central government in the endeavour, an official spokesperson said after the meeting.

Underlining the need for modernization of the state police force to meet the prevailing challenges, the Chief Minister sought from Rajnath a Rs 50 crore grant for the same. He also reiterated his earlier request for two companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to replace IRB in Punjab’s prisons, where his government has already initiated sweeping reforms.

The Chief Minister stressed that as a sensitive border state, Punjab needed a high level of security network, with a modern police force and fool-proof security in jails.

Besides Media Advisor to CM Raveen Thukral and DGP Suresh Arora, Captain Amarinder was accompanied by Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and Principal Secretary Tejveer Singh.

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