Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar on Thursday during a crime review meeting ordered strict compliance of Covid-19 protocol in the city while taking stock of emerging situation in view of the flattening curve of the pandemic. He said that any kind of complacency can take a heavy toll on all of us, thus keeping our guard up is very important at this stage. He mentioned that violation of government's protocol comprising wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, washing hands etc. is unwarranted and strict action was being taken against the violators.Divulging the details, the CP said that a number of issues ranging from security arrangements at vulnerable points to beffing up of patrolling, strict enforcement of curbs in city, and seizure of properties of accused booked under NDPS Act, were discussed at length in the meeting. While taking stock of the law and order situation in the city, the Commissioner of Police asked all the field officials to beef up security arrangements for vulnerable people and places in the city. He further ordered to increase night patrolling in the city besides keeping a check over the habitual offenders who were set free on bail. He also asked SHOs to maintain the list of such offenders and suspects while keeping an eye over their activities. He said police teams/PCR staff have been ensuring round the clock patrolling in the city, especially at places that witness heavy footfall including shopping malls, markets, and others. He added that every effort would be made to make the security system more responsive and efficient.
He said that the major focus of the Commissionerate Police was on the prevention of crime and instilling a sense of security amongst the residents. He said that no one would be allowed to take the law into their hands at any cost. Meanwhile, the CP also reviewed the status of property seizures of accused booked under the NDPS Act and directed the officials to expedite the process of seizure of such criminals. Prominent among others present on the occasion included DCPs Gurmeet Singh, Naresh Dogra, DCP Jagjit Saroya, and all SHOs of the Jalandhar Police commissionerate.