Pathankot Effect: Heads Roll In Punjab Police, New Night Patrol Rules

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Pathankot Effect: Heads Roll In Punjab Police, New Night Patrol Rules

Police officers in Punjab have been asked to ensure round the clock support and response to citizens in the state. (AFP photo)

Chandigarh:  A string transfers, new appointments and stricter night patrol duty have been introduced in the wake of the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Force base.

Skewered for lax policing after it emerged that the Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police had an encounter with the terrorists just hours before they launched the attack, the Punjab police department has transferring officials heading key departments.

Anil Chaudhary has been given charge of the Superintendent of Police - Investigations while Jaspal Singh has been made the Police Superintendent of Operations in Pathankot.

Heads have also rolled in neighbouring Gurdaspur.

Gulneet Singh will be new local Superintendent of Police and Surender Lamba has been made Additional Superintendent of Police of Dina Nagar.
 

Police has also been asked to prepare a night policing plan for the districts area in their jurisdiction.

The Directorate General of Police has issued fresh directives for all senior officers to work-out a scheme to ensure regular presence of police personnel in all the Police stations and Police posts in the State, especially at night.

Police officers in Punjab have been asked to ensure round the clock support and response to citizens in the state.

They have also been asked to prepare a night policing plan for the districts area in their jurisdiction.

Zonal Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners would send daily reports to the Director General of Police about details of static and mobile police deployment during night.

The night time police deployment would be checked by deputing senior police officers from Police Headquarters regularly.

The Punjab Police has appealed to the public to immediately report any suspicious activity and persons on police emergency numbers.

Seven military men were martyred and 20 injured in the Pathankot attack before the base was secured nearly 80 hours later.

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