Eliminating gangster culture, controlling drug menace top priority, says Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Thursday said eliminating gangster culture and controlling the drug menace are the top priorities of the state police.
The DGP visited Amritsar during the day and offered prayers at the Golden Temple and the Durgiana Mandir.
Speaking to the media in Amritsar, Yadav said that as directed by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, eliminating gangster culture and controlling the drug scourge are his top priorities.
The state police is committed to maintaining law and order, and peace, he said, asserting that Punjab Police is one of the best police forces in the world.
“We are focusing on basic policing and will ensure a people-friendly police,” he said.
Yadav assumed the charge of the officiating director general of police on July 5 after senior IPS officer VK Bhawra proceeded on a two-month leave.
After Yadav took charge, the police force launched anti-drug drives across the state.
Within a week, 676 drug peddlers were nabbed and 559 FIRs registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the police said earlier.
Over 5.5 kg heroin, 17 kg opium and other drugs have been seized during cordon-and-search operations.