Catching hold of prime gangsters, hardcore criminals, curbing the drug menace, keeping close tab on terrorist activities and those related to referendum-2020 besides dealing mafias’ with iron hand will be the foremost priorities of the district police in 2021.At the dawn of the new year, the Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal expressed immense satisfaction on the peerless performance of district police during the year 2020 in maintaining law & order efficaciously despite numerous challenges due to COVID-19 crisis. Police-Public partnership will be further strengthened besides boosting the morale of police force by ensuring their holistic development thus improving their efficiency and professional skills, said Mahal.Reiterating his resolve of zero tolerance against criminal activities, Mahal said that drugs, mafias and anti-social elements would be dealt with a heavy hand.Listing some major achievements of the district police Navjot Singh Mahal, who took over as SSP on August 1, pointed out that they had initiated ‘Mission Challan’ on October 1, 2020, which paved a way for speedy presentation of challans in the respective courts by the investigating officers of all police stations. Under ‘Mission Challan’, the SSP said, he personally monitored the performance of all Investigating Officers and as many as 642 challans had been presented in the court so far.Lauding the efforts of police teams for making special drive launched against liquor smuggling on August 30, 2020 a success , the SSP revealed that as many as 166 cases under the Excise Act were registered with recovery of 2520 litres illicit liquor, 3222 litres of licit liquor, 26850 kg of lahan, 16 litre of beer and one working furnace. He informed that during the raids conducted under this drive two proclaimed offenders had also been arrested.
Putting new milestones in scientific and technical methods of investigation, the District Police has solved the mysterious deaths, which was actually blind murders, of a city based advocate and his assistant in a car on the night of Diwali. The Police has not only traced the murder within few days but also arrested one out of four accused, who is the resident of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh,In another case which remained on headlines at national level too, the District Police presented a challan in less than 10 days in the incident of rape and brutal murder of a six-year old girl in Tanda area. The SSP asserted that the challan was presented promptly after completing the investigation for speedy disposal of the case so that the culprit should be punished as soon as possible.On the count of law & order maintenance in the outgoing year, Navjot Singh Mahal said various gangs had been busted besides solving robberies, snatching incidents. He pointed out that the Tanda police busted a gang indulged in making fake curfew passes with the arrest of nine person in this connection, who had already transported 71 migrant labourers to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for total Rs. 3.5 lakh in the month of April. Similarly, the robberies of Indian Overseas Bank in Giljian village, Punjab & Sindh Bank in Bhagowal were also solved besides busting the gang with recovery of three desi pistols, 315 bore along with 8 live cartridges, Rs. 3,78,500 cash etc and a case in Haryana police station had been registered. Likewise, in the month of November six gangsters were arrested with recovery of eight pistols, ammunition, cars and motorcycles.
The SSP reiterated that the arrest of said gangsters would certainly be helpful in tracking, tracing and arresting other big fishes in ensuing year. Recently, a snatching with an old couple was traced within six hours of the incident besides returning Rs. 67,000 to the octogenarian women. The another loot of Rs. 1.2 lakh at private laboratory was also solved within 72 hours with the arrest of three including a girl, who was the employee of the laboratory.Intensifying the efforts against illegal activities, the police have also arrested four persons indulged in printing and using counterfeit Indian currency in the market. The SSP informed that in the month of August the police nabbed four persons besides recovering Rs. 5,93,600 from their possession. The CIA staff has recovered 2 kg 100 gms heroin, Rs.15 lakh, a car i-20 without document and electronic weighing machine from a Jalandhar based person. Acting tough against the loot and snatching incidents, the police have also arrested six persons involved in such activities and registered cases against them.Police Ensures Meticulous Adherence Of Covid Related Directions, Lodges 813 FIRs, Imposes Fine Worth Rs. 3,69,94300, Issues 49462 Chalaans In Violation Of Wearing MaskThe district police has also natured the meticulous management and response to covid-19 by executing instruction/guidelines issued by the Central Govt./State Govt./District administration time to time. To ensure strict enforcement of curfew/lockdown till December 27 as many as 813 FIRs have been registered with the arrest of 1156 persons. The district police issued 49642 chalaans to those who violated mask wearing guidelines with imposition of fine to the tune of Rs 3,69,94300. The SSP said that special focus was being given with regard to health and welfare of the police personnel of the district especially amid COVID-19.