AMRITSAR: Expressing concern over the spurt in terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir that could have an impact on Punjab, DGP N.P.S. Aulakh has said they have strengthened patrolling on state borders for precautionary measures. Saying that they were investigating the origin and motive of RDX seized in Ludhiana, he said though attempts were being made by Punjab terrorists to revive terrorism from Pakistan, the police would thwart any attempt.
The DGP, who was here to inaugurate the women’s cell and inspect police stations, said rising incidents of seizure of consignments of drugs and explosives by the police showed that the police was vigilant enough to deal with any eventuality. On human bombs in garb of women, he said he had already clarified that there was nothing of the sort as pictures of some women were released without proper verification.
On the J&K state border patrolling, Aulakh said he had asked IG and DIG Border Range Raj Pal Meena and R.L. Bhagat, respectively, to visit Pathankot area and see that vigilance is heightened to check infiltration. When asked about a case against former DGP S.S. Virk for disproportionate assets, Aulakh said it was up to the Vigilance to look into the matter as they have not received any complaints in this regard. Regarding allegations of political vendetta by the Congress, the DGP denied that the police was under any political pressure. “We are an independent entity. We will ask the SSPs to review the cases and take them back if they are found to be false,” he said.-SANA