Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jalandhar Rural Navjot Singh Mahal who got infected with novel coronavirus on the line of duty as frontline corona warrior on July 9, resumed his duty on Monday after a gap of 18-days. On his arrival at SSP office complex, Mr Mahal was given a floral welcome by senior officers of the rural police including SPs Mr Ravi Kumar, Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Mr Sarbjeet Singh Bahia and others.After holding the meeting with them, Mr Mahal listened to the problems of the people and reached his office and took a round of the SSP complex.Despite being in quarantine since July 9, SSP Mr Navjot Singh Mahal continued his duty as usual through mobiles or video calls and rural police got major successes by busting a Pakistan sponsored smuggling racket and arrested four persons including BSF constable and nabbed gangsters, drug peddlers. Sharing his experience after testing COVID positive, SSP said that he immediately went into isolation on July 9 and strictly adhered to the medical protocols in the quarantine period and successfully recovered from the symptoms of COVID.
Mr Mahal said that he continued to monitor the various operations of the rural police and busted Pakistan operated drug racket, arrested gangsters and drug peddlers on phones or video calls. . He said that he was in regularly touch with the officers and keeping close vigil on the situation.“From July 9 to July 26, the rural police have recovered 412-kg poppy husk, 843-gm heroin, 970-gm opium, 19790 intoxicant capsules and 1803 tablets, drug money worth Rs 42.30 lakh, 4400-KG lahan, 1024 Litre. illicit liquor, 90 Litre English wine, 4000 litre chemical alcohol, 8 working still, four illegal weapons, 92 cartridges and two magazines and arrested 106 accused”, SSP disclosed and added that he was on job despite being in isolation which kept him in high-spirits. He said self-control, staying positive and motivated all the times helped in speedy recovery besides and few yoga exercises helped in the raising the immunity. Exhorting the people, SSP said that all of us must make physical distancing, meticulous hand hygiene and avoid touching face, eyes and nose, a mandatory part of life to keep the Covid-19 at bay. He also solicited the fulsome support of the people in making Mission Fateh a huge successful in this battle against novel coronavirus. He said that ‘Mission Fateh’ a flagship program of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, is a mission of the people, by the people and for the people.