Amritsar Police launched Crusade against Drug Menace: An overview 2008

Amritsar Police in a campaign against drug trafficking launched a multi-pronged strategy and succeeded to control this menace to a considerable extent. A number of awareness camps and rallies were organized in the holy city under the guidance of District Police in various schools, colleges and especially in the localities like Anngarh, Maqboolpura, Gawal Mandi, Islamabad, Sultanwind Road and Hindustani basti where this problem was at an alarming stage. Under Demand reduction strategy youths were sensitized about the ill-effects of drugs and methods to get rid of it through one act plays and skits. Various NGOs and social institutions like Rotary club, Lions club including religious institutions were associated with this campaign.

The police launched a crusade against drug traffickers to cut the supply line. In this campaign notorious drug smugglers were arrested and brought to book in 2008. Under the guidance and supervision of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the District Police Chief, a huge quantity of narcotic drugs were recovered which include more than 50 kg of Heroine, 20 kg of Opium, 5 kg Charas and 5 kg Smack besides Cocaine and Poppy husk.

The police went ahead to forfeit/ seize the properties of the traffickers under various provisions of NDPS Act. More than 36 cases of forfeiture were forwarded to the Competent Authority, Government of India by the District Police. A workshop was also organized in collaboration with the Competent Authority in Amritsar in 2008.
Besides this, a series of raids were conducted in collaboration with the authorities of Health Department against medicine shops selling illegal and prohibited drugs.

Crusade against Drug Menace: Notorious Trafficker held

Amritsar, December 29, 2008

Amritsar Police has nabbed an International Smuggler trafficking in Narcotic drugs and recovered 7.5 Kg Opium from his possession. The arrested smuggler is a resident of Nepal and has been identified as Gabbar Shah s/o Ganesh Shah r/o Village Nishta PO Ravi Ganj Lahian Police Station Pathrian District Parsa Nepal.

On a tip off police party of District Narcotic Cell headed by SI Vavinder Kumar intercepted the trafficker near Ganda Nalla Anngarh Amritsar. During search of his hand bag 7.500 Kg Opium packed in two polyethylene bags was recovered from his possession.
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar has awarded commendation certificate to the police team.

During investigation it has been established that the arrested person is a notorious Drug Smuggler of Nepal. He used to bring consignments of Opium to hand over the same to various smugglers in Punjab and Haryana including Amritsar City. The arrested smuggler Gabbar had close links with two inter state smugglers Rajesh @ Pardhan and Kishori Paswan of District Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, earlier arrested by Amritsar Police in April 2008 with 5.500 Kg Opium. A case under 18/61/85 NDPS Act has been registered at Police Station C-Division Amritsar.


Human Rights Award to SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh

Amritsar, December 11, 2008
All India Human Rights Association(AIHRA) conferred International Human Rights Award to Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar on the occasion of International Human Rights Day(December 10, 2008). The officer was bestowed with this award for streamlining Community Oriented Policing in Amritsar and protecting human values and dignity of the commoners in a very conscientious manner.

He received this award from Ms. Shalini Dewan, Director, United Nations Information Centre, New Delhi and Mr. MU Dua, National President of AIHRA at International Human Rights Summit organised at Amritsar to mark the 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. Mr. HS Tanwar, General Secretary and Ms. Manyata Dutt were present at this occasion. More than 1000 human rights activists participated in this summit from different parts of Indian States and neighbouring countries.

This two days summit was a grand success from human rights perspective where presentations were made by various speakers on ten human rights issues. The valedictory session was presided over by Ms. Shalini Dewan, Director, United Nations Information Centre, New Delhi.

PITEX 08 concluded under strict security surveillance

Amritsar, December 07, 2008
Punjab International Trade Expo 2008 concluded under strict security arrangements on December 07, 2008. This trade fare is one of the most successful events the holy city witnessed in the recent past. As a consequence of Mumbai terrorist attacks, many exhibitors from Pakistan and other countries started to withdraw their nominations. However on the assurance of Amritsar Police to ensure adequate security, exhibitors from Indian States as well as from neighbouring countries took keen interest in the expo.

The International Trade fair turned out to be a huge success as the exhibition managed to do a business of worth Rs 100 crore, while another Rs 100 crore was negotiated during the five-day fair under strict security surveillance provided by the police. The process has started to work for further business ventures to the tune of Rs 50 crore.

The PHD chamber which organised this expo was very enthusiastic to announce that the Expo will be an annual event in the Holy City and the next exhibition would be held in the holy city from December 2 to 6 in 2009. .

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar speaking at this occasion assured the organisers to provide foolproof security to the exhibitors as well as at the site of the expo in future also. He stressed that it is the utmost duty of the police to contribute in the growth of economy of the country. Lauding the efforts made by the police to make it a successful event, the organisers honoured the police officers on duty in the presence of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the District Police Chief.

SBI to support Community Oriented Policing

Amritsar, November 27, 2008
State Bank of India has come forward to support Community Oriented Policing as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The SBI donated Computer sets to the police for e-governance projects connected with public utility services. This bank is also providing Medicine for Police Ambulances on regular basis. Besides this the bank has adopted the Police Station Civil Lines for infrastructure development and other valuable services.

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh appreciated the efforts made by the SBI especially Mr. Daljit Singh, Regional Manager and Mr. S.K Gupta, Chief General Manager of the bank. Many officers from Police as well as SBI were present at this occasion including SP SS Maan, SP SS Sidhu, ASP Pradeep Yadav, Inspector Prabhjot Singh and District Co-coordinator of SBI V.K Tiwari.


Kidnapping Case Solved, 4 arrested

Two rescued from kidnappers

Varinder Walia

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 19

The police today arrested four members of a UP-based gang of kidnappers and four persons from Haryana rescuing two persons.
The arrested have been identified as Salim (38), Imran (23), Khurshid (28) and Riyasat (25), residents Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
They were arrested by the cops in mufti who contacted the kidnappers of a taxi driver to give ransom to get the victims freed.
SSP Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said the gang was busted following a complaint by Bikramjit Singh of Sultanwind Road, Amritsar.
The complainant informed that two persons approached him to hire a taxi on November 11 at a taxi stand near Guru Ram Das Hospital.
One of them introduced himself as Sandeep and said they wanted to hire a taxi for Hardwar. The taxi was hired for Rs 4,500.
Driver Lakhbir Singh, along with Sarabjit Singh of Munde Pind, Tarn Taran district, as a helper, took the two unknown persons to Hardwar. However, near Saharanpur they kidnapped the driver and the helper.
The kidnappers then contacted Bikramjit Singh, owner of the taxi, on telephone and told him that both Lakhbir and Sarabjit had been kidnapped and could be released only after getting a ransom of Rs 10 lakh.
The police party, not disclosing identity, contacted the kidnappers on telephone. The kidnappers directed them to come near the Toll Tax Barrier on the Haryana-UP border, but they did not turn up.
Later, the party was directed by the kidnappers to reach Chinkana road near a level crossing, 5 km from the barrier, towards Saharanpur side.
The police party in civil clothes reached near the level crossing and cordoned the area and overpowered four accused and rescued the kidnapped persons.
Mubarak and Imran Tunda who had hired the taxi escaped. Two made-in-China plastic pistols, mobile phones of Lakhbir and Sarabjit and an Indica car had been recovered from the arrested persons.



Amritsar Police for Mentoring of Police Stations

Amritsar Police has started to mentoring the Police Stations to bring more transparency as well as to prepare the officers to give optimum output by creating work-atmosphere. One senior officer of the rank of DSP or SP or SSP has been designated as mentor for a Police Station. The mentors have to visit the Police Stations on every week preferably on every Thursday. Mentoring has been differentiated with checking and inspections. This is a more a guiding exercise rather than fault finding.

The main objectives are:
· To encourage the Police Station Officers to give optimum output
· To bring transparency in the system
· To bring the community closure to the police
· To inculcate a sense of trust between senior officers and field officers
· To prepare the police station officers for future challenges

· The Mentors will spend at least four hours in the Police Station on the day of visit in a very informal manner.
· They will give specific remark on the effectiveness and functioning of Police Officers of the police Station as well as on the overall performance of the Police Station.
· They will submit a report to the SSP regarding improvements brought in the functioning as well as problems faced by the officers.

Functions of the mentors
To encourage the Police Station Officers to work for ‘Result Oriented Policing’
To hold meeting with the Beat officers and take feedback from them in a very cordial atmosphere.
To hold meeting with Investigating Officers and brief them to dispose of long pending investigations especially heinous cases and cases over one year
To ensure presentation of challan within stipulated period of 90/60 days
Effective follow-up(pairwai) of trial of heinous and important cases
To assist the SHO to check the menace of drugs
To guide the officers to remove traffic hazards at specific places
To attend the people coming to the police Station and redress their grievances
Meeting with the members of Community Liaison Group and set up a system of Alternate Dispute Redressal
To monitor the progress of campaign against absconders and proclaimed offenders
To ensure presence of bad characters and persons on surveillance
To monitor the progress on efforts made to bound down the persons under section 107 and 110 CrPC


Guardians of law will now save heritage

The Tribune, Chandigarh
December 22, 2007

Guardians of law will now save heritage
Varinder Walia
Tribune News Service

Pul Kanjari, December 21
Though the “Friends Of India New Zealand” (FOINZ) and state government agencies have failed to see their plans on preserving glory of Pul Kanjri ,once a bustling town ,associated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh materialise, the Punjab Police has adopted the border village for overall development with support of local people .

The police took up the challenge of preserving the heritage sites of the border belt .

The historical town on the Amritsar-Lahore road, which was a big trade centre at time of Partition , has been reduced to a tiny village now. Most of the residents of Pul Kanjri who had survived the bloodbath, a few days after Partition, migrated to safer places, especially Amritsar. Partition brought ruin to this place.

It is joint venture of police-public to clear wild grass and clean about t 300 -year- old "Talab" (historical pond).Dstrict police chief Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh and other IPS officers today visited the place to enourage villagers for cooperation with the police to accomplish the project .

The police has also prepared a project to identify drug addicts of Pul Kanjri and adjoining villages for de-addiction at various centres, run by the District Red Cross Society and other government institutiions.The district police chief has also set up a committee, headed by SHO , Attari to prepare a list of educated , semi-educated unemployed youths to send it to departments for their placements .

Earlier H.S Luthra , general secretary of the FOINZ, had announced a plan to revive glory of the town. In a letter to the Prime Minister which read the association intended to involve people of India and Pakistan for raising appropriate memorial to all those who fell in the tribal attack , a week after Independence ,could be raised. However, two years after the announcement ,nothing concrete has come so far.

Luthra is grandson of Shaheed Partap Singh of Panja Sahib (now in Pakistan). The FOINZ had also planned to build “Unity Park” with freedom memorial walls at Pul Kanjri. The park was proposed to raise four freedom memorial walls with flora and fauna from both India and Pakistan and walkways. He had also announced to install statues of freedom fighters and famous people, a museum and a theatre to promote art from India and Pakistan are also proposed to be constructed. The association also planned to invite private investors from overseas and local persons to set up shopping arcades, hotels and other attractions like children’s park and cultural centres.

However Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said to promote tourism , other heritage buildings of the border belt would also be identified for preserving with people’s help.


Dr. Kalam addresses IPS Trainee Officers

Amritsar/ 26.07.2008
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, addressed IPS trainee Officers. Dr. Kalam was here in the holy city to attend some programmes related to social cause. He also met students of various schools informally. The officer trainees came to Amritsar regarding cultural cum educational tour from National Police Academy Hyderabad.

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh took this coincidence as an opportunity to organise an interactive session with Dr. Kalam for the benefit of the Trainee Officers. Dr. Kalam also took this opportunity for the good of the country. He asked the officers to maintain values and ethical standards in policing to help India to become a role model. He emphasised on self discipline and character building for the officers so that they can be able to work for the common people.
He also put emphasis on the use of new technologies for the convenience of the common citizens. He appreciated the efforts made by Amritsar Police to lodge FIRs on the basis of information received through e-mail. He stressed upon the need of providing justice on the doorsteps of the citizens and the police can play pivotal role in this.

He also administered oath to the officers ‘to perform with integrity and to gain courage to succeed with integrity’ to work for the poorest section of the society.

Giving importance to ‘knowledge’ he said that Knowledge is the most valuable wealth in the global village. In the words of Dr. Kalam:
“Learning gives creativity
Creativity leads to thinking
Thinking provides knowledge
Knowledge makes you great”

This was a very interactive and useful session and the officers also asked a number of queries. It was an overwhelming experience for the officers. At this occasion Mr. Ajay Kumar Nand, Assistant Director of National Police Academy Hyderabad was also present besides Amritsar SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.


Amritsar gets Traffic Control Room

Amritsar/ 19.07.2008
Amritsar Police has set up Traffic Control Room for the convenience of citizens. It was inaugurated by Sh. Param Pal Singh Sidhu, DIG Border Range. Addressing the officers, the DIG stressed upon implementing latest technologies to streamline the traffic system of the holy city. Implementation of basic traffic rules and inculcating civic sense in the citizens are our top priorities in the changing scenario. Besides SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, officers of traffic wing and SP Surinder Singh, SP Surjit Singh, SP SS Mann, DSP Balkar Singh, DSP Ranbir Singh, DSP Gurmit Singh and a number of SHOs were present at this occasion.
At this occasion, the DIG also flagged off two ambulance vans which will be kept ready round the clock. These ambulance vans will be sent in case of any accident or any kind of emergency. The ambulances will carry first aid boxes and other equipments. Each ambulance will be headed by an officer of the rank of ASI assisted by 4 constables in each shift. Two shifts have been made for round the clock supervision.
SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said that a dedicated phone line has been started to facilitate the citizens. The number is 0183-2210300. In case of any emergency, accident or traffic jam, our citizens can utilise this number for Police help. Special wireless room has also been set up in this control room. This control room will work in close coordination with the main Police Control Room.
A quick Reaction Team has also been set up which will be sent in case of any serious crime is reported in the city. Whenever a serious crime will be reported QRT will be sent to the place of occurrence in addition to force from the concerned Police Station. The QRT will be equipped with all necessary instruments including investigation kit. The team will be headed by an officer of the rank of ASI well versed in Investigation and also in crowd control. The QRT has been provided wireless sets and Mobile Phone. The QRT will assist the Police of concerned Police Station in emergent situations.
A separate room has been earmarked for Honorary Traffic Wardens who are working with the police in traffic management. The District Police wish for cooperation from the citizens to streamline traffic system in the city.


How to get Untrace Report

Dear Citizens

You will be happy to know that in the last two months more than 100 stolen vehicles were recovered and handed over to the rightful owners by organising educative seminars in various Police Station and Police Posts. Recently we organised similar seminars in PS A Division, PS Galliara, PP Kot Khalsa and PP Durgiana. Even superdari orders from courts were obtained by the Police with a view to avoid inconvenience to the citizens.
However to facilitate our citizens who want to get untraced report regarding theft of vehicles and other articles where recoveries have not been made so far, we have made arrangements to avoid inconvenience.
With Regards------- Senior Superrintendent of Police, Amritsar

· How to get untraced report?
Please visit the CPRC counter in the SSP office.
Take the format, fill it up and submit the same to the officer present on duty.
You can collect your untraced report after 15 days from the same counter.
You are not required to visit the Police Stations for this purpose.
· You can also send the proforma through E-mail on policehelp100@gmail.com

Application to get Untrace Report
Name and parentage of the applicant:
Phone Number:
Description of the stolen property:
(Model, type and Reg. No., in case of vehicles)
FIR No. Date Under Section
Police Station

Signature of the applicant


Tips for Safety and Security of Tourists

Amritsar is an important tourist destination and also a transit point, where from international and national tourists make onward journey to various other places. Amritsar is emerging as a tourism hub and it is one of the most visited places in the world. Everyday around one lakh people visit this place. A large number of devotees from other sates of India as well as from the foreign countries come to pay obeisance to Harmandir Sahib and Durgiana Tirth. It is the need of hour to safeguard the interests of the Tourists as they face several problems related to transport, accommodations, getting tourism related information and many times they fall victims to cheats and touts losing their belongings and valuables.
Amritsar Tourism Police has been deputed at five points round the clock, namely Golden Temple, Airport, Bus Stand, Railway Station, and Attari Border. This is a part of service oriented policing which has been the top priority of Amritsar City Police and an attempt to present the Police as people friendly, especially to the tourist, who visits the city in large numbers from home and abroad.

General Precautions for the Tourists
A few simple precautions should be sufficient to ensure your safety.
1. Take help from Tourism police and other police officers on duty as per need.
2. Leave valuables and important papers, such as jewelry, foregn currency and passports, secured in your hotel's safe deposit box. Never leave these items unattended in your room or carry large sums of cash and valuables on your person.
3. Carry your wallet in an inside jacket pocket or side trouser pocket, never in the rear pocket.
4. Always keep a photocopy of your passport and visa while moving in the city.
5. Carry credit cards and cash in your pockets.
6. Do not move in any unknown vehicle. Ask for pre-paid taxi/auto. Take help from the hotel manager and or Tourism Police for vehicle assistance.
7. Do not take cycle rickshaw. These are neither safe nor balanced. There is always possibility of falling down from the cycle rickshaws.
8. In case in emergency you take cycle rickshaw, Please pull up the hood/top of the rickshaw.
9. Carry small bags in the bend of your elbow, held close to your body. If there is a long strap, wrap it around the bag.
10. Be wary of unexpected persons coming to your hotel room. Never open the door to unsolicited room service or maintenance people. Contact the front desk if you have any doubts.
11. If you schedule a meeting with a potential client, research the company and the individual with whom you are meeting. Meet in a public place, such as a restaurant.
12. Make sure that luggage is only given to a member of the hotel's bell staff and a receipt is issued for stored luggage. Never leave luggage or other expensive items, unattended at airports or taxi stands.

Important Contacts
Police Control Room: 100, 0183-2225054, 2225056
Senior Superintendent of Police: 0183-2227779, 2571852, 9814085205
SP HQ: 0183-2228685, 9781130102

SP CIty Zone I : 0183-2545858, 9781130103
SP City Zone II: 0183-2565621, 9781130102

Tourism Police helpline:9914508821, 9914508901
Inspector/Tourism Police: 9872900499
Police Sttaion Kotwali: 0183-2557670
Police Station Civil Line: 0183-2565286
E-mail: policehelp100@gmail.com
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Peaceful Elections in Amritsar

The By-election for Amritsar South Assembly Constituency was completed peacefully on 22.05.2008. Not a single incidence of violence was reported from anywhere in the entire Constituency as well as the entire district. The process of poll concluded smoothly and peacefully because of the elaborate police security arrangements. The entire district was sealed by the police for the peaceful conduct of the poll. The arrangements were made by the police under the direct supervision of the District Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.
The Police played a proactive role to ensure free, fair and impartial elections which is treated as an example in the history of Amritsar. The role of Amritsar Police has been highly appreciated by the citizens for putting all speculations of large scale violence and booth capturing to rest.
For free and fair election more than 2000 cops of district police, 3 companies of commandos and 110 personal of paramilitary forces were deputed. All the police personal deployed on election duty were briefed personally by the district police chief for fair and impartial election. All the police personnel remained vigilant during the whole election process to avoid any eventuality.
Keeping in the view the sensitivity of the Constituency the district police chief remained in the Constituency to take the stock of the situation. A good turn out was reported from the all the polling booths setting a good example of democracy. The district police is thankful to the citizens of Amritsar for their extensive support and co-operation provided for peaceful conduct of the poll.
On the very next day SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh awarded commendation certificates to the police officers for playing key role in the peaceful conduct of elections. Around 1000 cops participated in this simple and impressive award ceremony in Amritsar Police Line.

Swami Ramdevji addresses Police cadres

Amritsar/ April 19, 2008

Swami Ramdevji visited Police Line Amritsar and gave tips to Police officers to keep body and mind healthy to serve the society in a better way. He emphasizes that protectors of the society have to keep sound health and told that a sick cop cannot care for the citizens.
He also emphasizes the importance of Pranayam and various Asanas to keep a police man fit for duty. Citing the theory of karma, he also stressed upon inculcating moral values in the police for better service of the nation.
Besides police personnel of various ranks, a large gathering from the community participated in the camp.
He stated that the country is passing through a phase of transition because of degradation of moral values and ethical standards. He cited that Character building is the sole solution of this problem.
Swamiji said that bold and conscientious citizens are the hour of the day who do not bend upon greed, do not stop before obstacles and remain undeterred by criticism.

He appreciated Amritsar Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh for introducing Yoga in the daily curriculum of the police.
It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar Police adopted Yoga Route to improve police functioning by increasing core competencies. Yoga plays a key role in the police to reduce the stress level of the cops. The experiment is aiming to better police public relations and improved police behavior.

The first camp was organized in the May 2007 in the Police Line and Yoga was made a part of police routine. It was later on extended to all the Police Stations with active cooperation of the teachers of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth. Since then encouraging results have been coming out and fitness level of the police officials increased.

In the first week of January 2008, One week refresher camp was organized in the premises of Madhav Vidya Niketan Amritsar, where more than 500 police officers of various ranks right from Constable to SSP participated apart from school teachers and commoners. The camp was organized in collaboration with Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth Hardwar (founded by Swami Ramdev). The inaugural address was given by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Permod Kohli of Punjab and Haryana High Court while Sant Balbir Singh Sinchewal addressed the concluding session.
Another refresher camp was organized in February 2008 under the guidance of Thakur Ranjan Das of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth, Hardwar.
In the March 2008, Acharya Balkrshanji visited Police Line Amritsar and bestowed his blessings to the cops and described the importance of Yoga in policing.

Villagers say no to drugs

Pulkanjari , Amritsar 29.03.2008
A Police Public meet was organized at Pulkanjari(Attari) today evening. The meeting was attended by the villagers of Dhanoya Kalan, Dhanoya Khurd, Mode and Attalgarh. In the meeting, the problems of the people were personally heard by SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. Most of the problems were sorted out on the spot. At this occasion, the villagers vowed to eradicate the menace of narcotics drugs with the help of local police.
The area around Pulkanjari is one of the most backward areas in the border district of Amritsar. Lack of educational facilities and unemployment are the main problems of the area as reported by the villagers. It is pertinent to mention here that 40 youths of this area have been selected under Prakash Scheme with the help of local police. Special interview sessions were organized by the police to help the youths of this backward area. All the selected candidates will be imparted three months training in vocational courses and will be inducted in private sector under the Prakash employment scheme. The basic idea is to employ the youths in constructive activities so that they could not indulge in drug trafficking and other antisocial activities.

Three months back in the December 2007, the heritage site of Pulkanjari was renovated with Police-Public co-operation. Now the site is being developed as a tourist spot by the Punjab Tourism Department and Archeological survey of India.

Pulkanjari was
a famous township which was founded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and he also established a baradari here. He used to stay at this place on the way to Amritsar from Lahore and back. However this site was neglected after the partition and this area lost its charm. Due to stoppage of trade between Amritsar and Lahore it became economically backward. However the ongoing project at this site has raised new hopes for the people of the area and the old glory can return if the site is developed as a tourism spot. The local Police is extending all support to the villagers in the development of the area.


Tourism Police in Amritsar

The District Police of Amritsar City is taking a step forward in community oriented policing with the launch of Amritsar Tourism police that will help the tourists in safeguarding their interests during there stay in the holy city. The Amritsar Tourism Police will be present at six points round the clock, namely Golden Temple, Durgiana Mandiar, Airport, Bus Stand, Railway Station, and Attari Border.

At the time of launching of Tourism Police on 31.01.2008, representatives of CII and other trade & Industry organisations lauded the efforts of local police and told that “Amritsar is an important tourist destination and also a transit point, where from international and national tourists make onward journey to various other places. Amritsar is emerging as a tourism hub and it is one of the most visited places in the world. Everyday around one lakh people visit this place. A large number of devotees from other sates of India as well as from the foreign countries come to pay obeisance to Harmandir Sahib and Durgiana Tirth. It is the need of hour to safeguard the interests of the Tourists as they face several problems related to transport, accommodations, getting tourism related information and many times they fall victims to cheats and touts losing their belongings and valuables.”

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh will personally supervise this 30 members squad led by Inspector Ramnish Kumar. The officers have been selected especially keeping in view the orientation and work requirement. Special training has been imparted to these officers in tourism management. The main objective of Amritsar Tourism Police, will be to avoid harassment to the tourists by touts, to help in getting transport and lodging at appropriate rate and without much hassle at Railway Station, Airport, Bus Terminal and other important tourist places, like Malls, Clubs etc. Safety and Security against Cheats and bag lifters at these places, to contain crime like, pick pocketing, eve teasing, molestation, drugging etc. and to provide information related to the city of Amritsar and other adjoining tourist Places. Gunbir Singh, President of CII Amritsar told at this occasion that Amritsar Tourism Police will be provided with complete information of Amritsar City, so that they can answer any query or any information about the city, Transports, Accommodations, Clubs, Theaters, etc. Amritsar Tourism Development Board is going to be set up with assistance from United Nations Tourism Development Programme.


Lodge your own FIR

‘Lodge your own FIR’ is an initiative by Amritsar Police for the benefit of the public. Common people always make complaints about non-registration of FIRs as well as having to face problems regarding jurisdiction of Police Stations.
A simple and brief format of FIR has been devised for lodging complaints. The format can be obtained from centralized booths. You can report about any complaint related to any Police Station at these booths. At present there are two booths functioning at the following locations:
1. Police Assistance Booth near Golden Temple ( 07 Am to 11.00 PM)
2. PS Sadar
The third booth will be opened at Police Post Circuit House very soon.

What you have to do for lodging an FIR:
· Take a format of FIR from the officer present in the booth.
· Fill up the columns of the format.
· Hand over the same to the officer.
· Take a receipt of the same.

Your FIR will automatically be registered in the concerned Police Station and you will get a copy of the same at your doorstep. This step is in accordance with section 154(3) of Criminal Procedure Code.

Caution: False reporting is an offence under Indian Penal Code.

This is in addition to other means of lodging FIRs. Amritsar Police has adopted the policy of Free and genuine registration of FIR for the convenience of the general public. Burking of crime as well as tagging of a number of incidents particularly theft incidents in a single FIR has been strictly prohibited. Earlier, there were complaints from the general public that FIRs were not registered freely and common public had to face difficulties to claim insurance because their names did not appear in the FIR.

Other means of getting an FIR registered
It is very easy to lodge an FIR. One can choose any of the following methods to lodge an FIR:
You can visit the Police Stations and lodge your complaints to the PROs. You can give written or oral report; in any case the PRO will register the FIR. You can get a copy of the FIR free of cost.
You can send your complaint through E-mail on the ID -- “policehelp100@gmail.com”. Your FIR will be registered and you can get a scanned copy of the FIR or gist of the FIR.
You can drop your complaints in the complaint boxes installed at various places in Amritsar.
Your FIR can be registered on telephone in exceptional cases. You can dial ‘100’ number at the Police Control Room or the concerned police Station. We have recently lodged a number of FIRs on telephonic information.

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For Registration of
(Under Section 154 Cr.P.C.)

1. Complainant / Informant:
(a) Name ........................................................................…
(b) Father's/Husband's Name ........................................................…
(c) Address

(d) Phone number and Fax
(e) E-mail:

2. Place of Occurrence:

In case, outside the limit of this District, then Name of District and State ………

3. Date and Time of occurrence:
4. Nature of offence (eg. Theft, burglary, snatching…)
Description of Stolen property (If any):

5. Details of known/suspected/unknown accused with full particulars:

6. Contents of the complaint (in brief):

Signature of the complainant/informant