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.