DGP: Rs 100 CR Centre Aid Not for Naxalism Alone


Staff member
Nawanshahr June 27:

DGP P.S. Gill said that dealing with the Naxalism threat is one of the areas where the Rs 100 crore special assistance demanded from the Centre would be employed.
They hope to draw on these funds for over- all strengthening of the state police, of which modernising and upgrade would be a part. State police need to build capacity to counter attempts to revive Naxalism, he said.

The DGP was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a campaign against drugs, which he launched at the ITI Ground here on World Anti-Drugs Day. Naxalism is not a serious threat so far, but the state force is vigilant and will thwart attempts to build up the move- ment, he said. The DGP said there were reports of naxals trying to influence unions.

Gill, who was accompanied by IG, Zonal, Sanjeev Kalra, DIG, Jalandhar Range, Sarv Satya Chauhan and SSP, Nawanshahr, Narinder Bhargava, said this anti-drugs campaign that started from the native district of martyr Bhagat Singh was an initiative of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Over 1,000 people participated in the rally that concluded at Khatkar Kalan, the martyr's home. “Panchayats should make efforts to make this first-of-its- kind initiative a success,“ said Gill. The gathering took an oath against drugs.