CRIME IN CITY: Police Commissioner sees “climate of change”


Police Commissioner, Ludhiana Ishwar Singh addressing a press conference at Ludhiana on Sunday.

City Air News photo: Mandeep Kumar Verma

Ludhiana, October 28, 2012:  Ishwar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana sees “climate of change” in the city as far as crime is concerned.

Addressing a press conference at Police Lines here today, he highlighted achievements of Police Commissionerate from April 4 this year to October 25 this year as compared to corresponding period last year.

While briefing crime data of the city, he said there has been a “climate of change” in the area falling within jurisdiction of Police Commissionerate. He told that crime graph had come down tremendously in the last a few months and this was due to concrete efforts made by police personnel.

Besides, credit go to Punjab DGP and Punjab Government as well because sufficient number of police personnel had been made available to Ludhiana Police Commissionerate. He revealed that now there was no vacancy as far as sanctioned posts were concerned in the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate. “Now, its time to deliver and not to make any excuse of shortage of police personnel”, he remarked.

He told that a total 172 gangs of criminals were busted between April 1, 2012 and October 25, 2012, and a total 517 criminals were arrested. A large number of weapons were recovered from them. Besides, 17 blind murder cases were solved during the period, he said, adding tremendous results had been found during a special drive against drugs, narcotics and illegal smuggling of liquor.

He revealed that 15 more Tavera and 35 motorcycles were being added soon. He told that resources had been integrated to deal with crime. He said even about 350 either missing or stolen cell phones had been recovered during the specific period.

Singh said toe away campaign launched by the police had yielded good results. This was evident from the fact that the traffic police had so far imposed fine worth about Rs. 4 crore 9 lakh 66 thousand this year as compared to about Rs. 2 crore 50 lakh in corresponding period last year to traffic violators in the city.

He told that 200 women police personnel would be inducted in Police Commissionerate, Ludhiana in the near future.  

He told that incidents of snatching of cash and valuables and thefts of metals from the industrial premises were completely checked in Focal Point, Ludhiana. He told that PCR movement would be further intensified in the future.

Sunday, October 28, 2012