Punjab’s Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla directed the police commissioners and district police chiefs to identify and forfeit properties of big narco smugglers caught with commercial quantities of drugs.
Special DGP Shukla directed CPs/SSPs to identify and forfeit properties of big narco smugglers caught with commercial quantities of drugs.
Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Pradeep Yadav, DIG Ferozepur Range Ranjit Singh Dhillon and six DIGs of BSF were among the other senior officials, who attended the meeting,
A joint coordination-cum-review meeting with senior officials of BSF, Punjab Police, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and other central agencies at Frontier Headquarters of BSF was held at Jalandhar to further strengthen the security at the state border to prevent the cross border smuggling.
Shukla also chalked out a foolproof strategy with the Border Security Force (BSF) to completely break the supply chain of drugs and to counter the drone operations, which have emerged as the new modus operandi to smuggle drugs from across the border.
This year as many as 30 properties worth Rs 12.99 crores were seized and forfeited by the Punjab Police
CM Punjab Bhagwant Mann has sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the installation of CCTV cameras in the border areas to further strengthen the second line of defence and keep vigil against drug smugglers and anti-social elements.
Additionally, Rs 10 crore are being spent to strengthen the police infrastructure including police stations, while adding that additional police force and vehicles are also being provided to the police deployed near the border.