Child rescued within hours of kidnapping

Kidnapped child recovered by Punjab police
Thursday, 01 October 2009
AMRITSAR: Amritsar Police here Thursday recovered a 5 year old child who was kidnapped late last night.SSP Amritsar Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said that police received information that one 5 year old child name Simranjit Singh alias Sam was kidnapped by some unknown persons while the child was playing with his grand mother at his house near Hall Bajar.The child belongs to a mediocre family having business in Amritsar. The father of child is working in Dubai and his uncle is in Army working in the J&K.
As soon as the information was received, the police immediately swung into action and SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh reached the spot. A red alert was sounded in the city and the photograph of the child was circulated at all the Naka points in the city area. In the mean time kidnappers’ cellphone was tracked which was incidentally taken away from the house of the victim. The kidnapper was engaged in negotiation which was personally conducted by the SSP. Various teams of the district police were formed in search of boy and all exit points of the city were sealed. It was learnt in the preliminary investigation that only one person came to take away the child and he was backed by two-three others, added SSP.
As this process was still on, two Constables of the district police Kashmir Singh and Kuldeep Singh spotted the child at Chowk Malkan Butt and the child was rescued. A case of kidnapping has been registered at Police Station Kotwali. Further investigations are going on, said police. [www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/19302/38/]



Dear Citizens

I am grateful to you for extending whole-hearted support in curbing crime from the holy city. With your active cooperation, we have been able to nab many hardcore criminals who are always treated as a threat for this city. Many criminals left the city and settled to some other locations in the past. Our idea is to provide you an atmosphere in which all activities (social, economic, cultural, religious etc) can flourish without fear or favour. Law and order situation has a wide role in every sphere of society.
We have recently set up CPRC (Community Police Resource Centre) in the holy city to provide you all kinds of public utility services under one roof with quality and effectiveness. This centre is situated near Police Station Sadar and now it is your responsibility to streamline it for your maximum benefit.
The present website
www.amritsarpolice.com is now ready for your assistance and will provide you all kinds of information and services like FIR, Passport verification, untraced report etc in a highly professional manner. This website is full of ideas and schemes to give this holy city a model policing which I dreamt long back.
We have now prepared a roadmap to advance ahead and we can add a new chapter in the history of policing. My vision and mission for this holy city will be fulfilled if and only if you extend your heartfelt support.
I am thankful to every citizen, every police officer, senior officers and all others who extended even a little support in this mission.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS

Senior Superintendent of Police


Dasehra celebrations pass off peacefully

September 27, 2009
Celebrations of Dasehra festival pass off peacefully amid tight police arrangements. Besides main functions organised at Dasehra ground, Bhadarkali, Cheharta and khandwala; at least 150 venues of dasehra were covered by the police keeping in view the sensitivity of the occasion. The police averted clash between rival groups at Khandwala. Effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnad were burnt by the organisers at this occasion. People from all walks of life participated in the celebrations with joy and happiness. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh chaired a meeting of officers early this morning to take stock of the situation and gave clear cut directions to maintain peace and tranquillity in the larger interest of the community.
Beside this ten days long fair of langoors was also concluded in the ‘Bara Hanuman Mandir’ at Durgiana complex. The Langoor Mela during the Navratra festivities is very popular at the Durgiana Temple as mostly childless couples seek the blessings of Lord Hanumana and promise that if they are blessed with a son, they would dress their wards as langoors and will observe a nine-day fast during the festivities. The police had made elaborate arrangements for the devotees’ besides making arrangements at leading routes. Children dressed as langoors, dancing to the beats of drums in a procession passing through different parts of the town marked the festivities. At least 4900 langoors besides over 1,000 people dressed up as Hanuman participated in the Mela.
The District Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh extended heartiest congratulations to the devotees and citizens of Amritsar at this occasion.

Yog workshop for the Police by Patanjali Yogpeeth

September 27, 2009
Amritsar Police organised Yoga Workshop for the police personnel with the help of Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar. DR. JAIDEEP JI, HOD, YOG EDUCATION DEPARTMENT was the main centre of attraction at this occasion. He addressed the participants and sensitised them about impact of Yog on day to day life of police personnel and hence providing healthy policing for the community. He appreciated the efforts made by SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh for streamlining Yogic activities in the routine curriculum of the police. He assured that Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar will extend all kinds of assistance to make this mission successful for the overall benefit of the society.
He asked the policemen to keep their mind and body healthy to make the society healthy. He told that the ‘Police’ is one of the best services in the country who can contribute in the wholesome development of the society. Mr Awan Parasar, District Coordinator, presented a vote of thanks at this occasion. Besides the teachers of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yogpeeth, a number of District coordinators and State level representatives participated in this programme.
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar informed that the fitness level of the police force has increased drastically after implementation of this project in Amritsar Police. He further reiterated that this project has been taken up to the Police Station level and people from the community have been encouraged to participate in the daily Yog classes in the Police Stations which will further strengthen community relations.

Bankers asked to install CCTV cameras

Amritsar// September 25, 2009
Amritsar Police asked the bankers to install CCTV cameras in all the banks and comply with the directions given by the police to ensure smooth functioning of the banks. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh while addressing the quarterly meeting of ‘District Security Committee of Banks’ expressed dissatisfaction over the progress made by the bankers to install CCTV cameras as well as to provide escort vehicles for cash carrying vans. He said that not a single incident with regard to banks occurred in the last quarter because of proactive measures taken by the police to ensure security of banks and safety of the customers. However similar gesture is required from bankers’ side to make the banks and customers safe and secure. He further asked the bankers to take prior approval from the police before any branch or ATM centre in the city as it is the police who can better advice from vulnerability point of view.
The SSP also sensitised the bankers about illegal circulation of Fake Indian Currency and advised to report such cases to the nearest police station. However Police Stations Kotwali and Civil Line were earmarked for this purpose for the convenience of the banks. He asked the bankers to keep armed guard in all branches irrespective of cash retention limit. At this occasion, the SSP made an impressive PowerPoint presentation highlighting the recent trends of cyber frauds especially related with the banks and their customers. Mr RS Chatha, Lead District Manager, assured that security guidelines issued by the local police will be complied in letter and spirit. He also reviewed the progress made by the bankers on the decisions taken in the last quarterly meeting. The representatives of all the banks operating in Amritsar participated in the meeting.

Rotary seminar on Community Policing

September 19, 2009
A seminar on community policing was organised in the Bhawans SL Public School Amritsar which was attended by all the Rotary Clubs of Amritsar. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar addressed the esteemed gathering and informed about recent steps taken by the police to strengthen police-community relations. He highlighted the facilities being extended by the newly started CPRC (Community Police Resource centre) for the convenience of the common citizens. He reiterated that the CPRC Amritsar is committed to provide a number of public utility services like FIR Registration, Public Grievances system, Passport verification, Family Counseling, Women Helpline, Traffic Helpline, Tourism Helpline, Untrace Report, Permission for Public functions, RTI, Senior Citizens help, PCC etc under one roof. He further thanked the people of Amritsar for providing whole hearted support in curbing crime and building community relations in the holy city of Amritsar.
Sh. Avinash Mahemdru, Chairman of Amritsar Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Past Rotary Governor presented vote of thanks at this occasion. President Rajesh Mehra of Rotary Club Amritsar Main, President M.M. Khurana of Rotary Club Amritsar South, President Lochan Kundra of Rotary Club Amritsar Cantt., President Ashwani Babbar of Rotary Club Amritsar Mid Town, President Dr.Bhupinder Singh of Rotary Club Amritsar Central, President Paramjit Singh of Rotary Club Amritsar North and President B.S.Bumrah of Rotary Club Amritsar South East, Principal Daljeet Singh of Khalsa College were present at this occasion besides fellow Rotarians and Principals and teachers of various colleges and schools.

Rotary organizes seminar on Cyber crime

Amritsar// 10 September 2009
Rotary Club Amritsar Main and Rotary Club Amritsar Civil Lines jointly organized a seminar on Cyber Crime-its spread and implications. This seminar was addressed by Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar. He had recently undergone a specialized training on Cyber Crime at National Police Academy Hyderabad. He made an excellent power point presentation on the topic.
`The meeting which was largely attended by Rotarians, members of Tea Industry, Hotel Industry and press were explained at length how one is vulnerable when one does not take adequate precautions on the web specially dealing with unsolicited mail and even responding to unsolicited SMS on one’s mobile. He explained how all the major terrorist acts have used the power of the internet and telecommunications to perpetuate the heinous crimes.
The gathering was educated on how to use security measures for internet banking-mail handling and means to protect their confidential financial records and pass words. The session was followed by free and interactive session where SSP fielded questions as diverse as Traffic management to snatchings and property disputes. The audience was greatly impressed with the detailed knowledge of the District Police Chief of each problem which he freely shared and explained to the public.
He shared the newly developed website-www.amritsarpolice.com and demonstrated online its various features. Along with the newly opened community police resource centre was discussed and members were explained the single window options available to the public whether it is for passport or any other police verification, family counselling, foreigners or missing report etc. Needless to say it was an impressive meeting where the audience gave a standing ovation to the district police chief and thanked him for the hard and sincere efforts being put by him.

SSP addresses students of BBK DAV College on Cyber security

Amritsar// August 21, 2009
SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh addressed the students of BBK DAV College Amritsar on cyber crime and cyber security. He emphasised on creating awareness in the masses especially the youth regarding emerging trends of cyber crime. He spoke on various issues like Data Theft, Cyber Stalking, Hacking, Virus attack, Pornography, E-mail threat, Obscene E-mails and Credit card frauds. He also gave tips of cyber safety. The students were informed about recently set up Cyber Cell of Amritsar Police. The SSP asked the students to sensitise the community around them regarding cyber frauds.
Around one thousand students, mostly freshers, were present on this occasion. Meritorious students of various faculties were felicitated by the college on this occasion for bringing laurels to the college in the last University Examinations. Prof. Neelam Kamra, the Principal of the College addressing the students urged the freshers to maintain the traditions of the college. A number of faculty members and respectables from the society were present at this moment.

Police Public Meeting in Border Villages

Amritsar// August 27, 2009
As a part of COP (Community Oriented Policing Police), Amritsar Police organised police public meets in the border villages of Cheecha and Bhakhna. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Amritsar District Police Chief, himself visited in these villages and addressed the people of the area. He listened to the grievances of common people. Most of the grievances were redressed on the spot. He also apprised the residents about ‘Community Oriented Policing’ especially Village Beat System. The Beat officers of the adjoining villages were asked to present their views and also about their roles and responsibilities. The Beat officers will visit every Wednesday and Saturday in their respective village Beats.
Inspector Sukhwinder Singh, SHO of Gharinda Police Station, also addressed the gathering where all the village chiefs and common citizens were present. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh asked the residents to strengthen the Village Peace Committees with the help of the police.

Training programme for Community Police Officers

Amritsar// August 30, 2009
A training seminar was organised for the Community Police officers in the Police Training Centre of Amritsar Police Line from 29 to 30 August 2009 on the directions of the office of the Director General of Police Punjab. This seminar was attended by 10 officers two each from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Bathinda districts. 10 additional officers of Amritsar District also attended this course.
A complete briefing regarding community policing was given by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar. He also narrated the roles & responsibilities of Community Police Officers in detail.
Prof. V.P. Lumba, former Principal of Hindu College Amritsar imparted a lecture on creating community friendly atmosphere in the police stations. He also emphasised on the needs of community participation in the active policing.
Sh. Sudarshan Kapoor, a leading Advocate and social worker, gave an insight picture of peoples Expectations from the Police. He also stressed upon improving the justice delivery system of police.
Sh. Sarabjit Singh, IAS(Retd), Former Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar addressed the participants in the valedictory session. He also shared his own experiences while working as Deputy Commissioner and role of community in helping the police to bring normalcy in the State.
Besides this, the participants were apprised with basic learning of Computers and Internet by the Amritsar chapter of the NIIT. Sh. Gurjeet Sekhon, Director of the NIIT, extended full support to organise this programme.
The participants were also given live demonstrations of Yoga and a lecture on importance of Yoga in policing by our trained Yoga Teachers of Amritsar Police on both days in the morning.



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SSP, Amritsar:
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25th Anniversary of Ghallughara observed peacefully

25th Anniversary of Ghallughara observed peacefully at Shri Akaltakht Sahib in the Harmandir Sahib on Saturday.

The function was organised by the Shriomani Gurdwara Pahrbandhak committee (SGPC) and was attended by the devotees as well as political and religious organisations.

During the religious function Jathedar Shri Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan addressed the devotees who were present in the periphery of the Golden Temple on this occasion.

We are thankful to everybody for cooperation and maintaining peace and tranquillity.

Situation in the city is normal

Amritsar, Thursday, May 28, 2009
Dear Citizens,
The situation in the holy city which got tense in Punjab after attack on some religious leaders in Vienna on May 24, 2009 is now absolutely normal. Do not heed rumours. All the schools, colleges and establishments have been asked to open as on normal days. Markets and shopping centres are already open. You can contact any of our helpline numbers including SSP (9814085205), ASP (9781130106), DSP City (9781130107), Kotwali SHO (9781130205), SHO PS Rambagh(9781130201) in case of any trouble.

You will be happy to know that Amritsar Police took the situation under control right in the first hour as soon as the violence broke out on Monday. We did not hesitate to use force on the mischief-mongers resultantly we were able to contain the damage to the minimum. The crowd managed to break window-panes of 5 to 6 buses inside the Bus Stand but were forced to flee on police action when they tried to set a bus ablaze. The crowd was prevented at Bhandari Bridge from rushing to the Railway Station with intent to vandalise and cause damage to Public Property.

Similarly when the mob tried to break the glasses of shops in Hall Bazar and Katra Jaimal Singh area, the Police dispersed the crowd using cells of tear gas. Since then the situation is under control.

We did not impose curfew in any part of Amritsar. However shops and other establishments were closed on Monday in and around Bus Stand, Hall Bajar and Katra Jaimal Singh as a matter of precaution. The Civil Lines area remained untouched with the disturbance as we closed both the bridges – Bhandari Bridge as well as New Bridge of Hukum Singh Road.

You will be happy to know that our District Police showed tremendous response and reflection to control the situation and we did not call for Army or Para Military Forces though Army was kept on high alert here.

Six persons have been arrested so far and other precautionary measures are being taken as per need. The representatives of Shri Ravidass community met me yesterday and assured to cooperate in the peace process and to restore normalcy in the city.

I express my sincere gratitude to you all for your kind cooperation and assistance. We have solved many such problems in the past like Dera Sachha Sauda episode together. I hope similar cooperation in the future also.

Yours Sincerely
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS
Senior Superintendent of Police
Amritsar City


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SSP, Amritsar:9781130101, 0183-222779(Office),
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India Gate


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Join hands to improve Traffic in the holy City

Dear Citizens
It is the responsibility of Traffic Police to ensure smooth flow of Traffic in the city. You are aware that Traffic Police has to be dependant upon various agencies/departments to make it convenient for the common people. The major cause of Traffic jam in the city is increasing volume of traffic on the roads. Lakhs of vehicles run on the roads of Amritsar every day. Encroachment on the roads and shortage of parking as well as under utilization of existing parking aggravates the problem. Bhandari Bridge and Hall Gate are two main points of congestion in the city. It is our constant endeavor to decongest these two points.

Delay in the completion of elevated road project has posed further threat to road-users. Four-laning of GT road and approaching Bye-pass roads simultaneous has increased the number of accidents every day. Construction/repair of Batala Road and sewerage work on Majitha Road has added chaos and mismanagement despite our best efforts. Every commercial establishment has space for parking on paper but in practice they utilize the same for commercial purpose. Amritsar Traffic Police is doing its level best to improve the situation. However you can also help us in this effort. As you know, “every citizen is a police officer” and you have all the powers of police for specific purposes. I seek your assistance to improve traffic situation in the holy city. You can also post your valuable suggestions either through this blog or on policehelp100@gmail.com or kunwarv@yahoo.com.

Please utilize parking of Nehru shopping complex and do not park your vehicles on Lawrence Road. Let us make Lawrence Road parking free spot.

You can also utilize the parking at Bhandari Bridge (Deen Dayal Upadhyay Complex). Businessmen of Hall Bajar can utilize this conveniently.

Parking at Saragarhi is now ready for the commuters. The vehicles going to the holy Golden Temple can be parked there. It is also useful for shop-keepers of Katra Jaimal Singh.

From Sheranwala gate to Malka Boot (Fountain chowk) has been made one way for the vehicles going towards golden temple. The road starting from Kotwali (town hall) to Mahan Singh Gate has also been made one way for the vehicles going towards Bus Stand. However the shopkeepers of this area have been given some relaxation here.

From Bhandari Bridge to Rambagh you can approach the strait road (left hand side) without going to Hall gate.
At Bhandari Bridge, we have fixed central dividers to prevent assimilation of incoming and outgoing traffic. Central dividers have also been fixed to divide the traffic from Bhandari Bridge to Railway Station and towards Court Road (Ashoka Chowk). At the Bhandari Bridge, sub-lanes have been made workable on both the sides for cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaw.

While coming from Tarn Taran Road towards Civil Line or Cantonment area, you can take left turn from Lohgarh chowk and come via Tank Chowk-Riggo Bridge.

You can also take left turn from Central Valmiki Mandir to Bhandari Bridge via Workshop. We have made special arrangements to make this road free from encroachments.

Do not encourage cycle Rickshaw and Auto-Rickshaw to park on road sides. Please pull the top of Cycle Rickshaw up, while travelling in Cycle Rickshaw.

With Regards Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar


SSP asks youths to come out against social evils

P K Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 3: A two-day workshop on "generating awareness about contemporary social problems and adult education" was organised by the department of adult continuing education and extension, at the Guru Nanak Dev University here.
State information commissioner Kulbir Singh inaugurated the workshop.
Talking about social problems like drugs, unemployment, female feticide, and illiteracy, Kulbir Singh, during his inaugural address, stressed on the overall development of the personality of individuals.
Earlier, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar, in his keynote address, said different social problems could not be dealt with in isolation. He said history reveals that most of the social reforms were initiated by individuals, which became mass movements at later stages.
He asked the students to take a pledge to fight social evils at their own level and make their own contribution to help the society to deal with social issues.
Dr. Raghbir Singh, dean, academic affairs, in the presidential remarks, expressed his concern over the prevailing social problems and said they should be taken on a priority basis.
Dr. RS Sandhu, director and head of the sociology department, introduced the theme of the workshop and also highlighted the achievements of the department.
He said about 2,700 individuals had been trained under different vocational courses till now. He said the department was also running a centre in the central jail, Amritsar, and providing training to the inmates for three vocational courses.


A gang of robbers nabbed after a brief encounter

Amritsar// 25.03.2009
Amritsar Police has arrested two dreaded robbers with deadly weapons in a short encounter including the leader of gang Aman@ Dhotia of Sarhali. This gang is responsible for committing a number of robberies in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Hosiarpur and Jalandhar.
Yesterday in the evening, Aman @ Dhotia alongwith his gang members Gopi, Jaggi and others attempted to rob a trader in Jalandhar on Nakodar Road. They fired from a pistol which incidentally hit one of their friends Jaggi. Then they came to Amritsar for treatment as Jagga was badly injured because of the gunshot. On a tip off, a team of Police officers tried to nab these persons in front of Amandeep Hospital. However they fired upon the police party. After a brief encounter, the police team nabbed Aman@Dhotia and Satinder Singh @ Rinku of Sarhali. Jagga who was injured was in Jalandhar was admitted in civil hospital Amritsar for treatment under police surveillance.
The following weapons and other deadly weapons and vehicles:
1. One double barrel gun 12, which was snatched from security guard of an ATM centre of HDFC Bank in Jalandhar at BMC Chowk on March 21, 2009.
2. One single barrel gun 12’,
3. Cartridge 12’: 14
4. Cartridge: 315 bore: 2 plus one used Khali khokha
5. Two country made pistols .315 including one which was used in Jalandhar firing.
6. One car Indigo, which was snatched some times back from Jalandhar
7. 12 mobile Phones
8. Smack 90 Gramme
9. One vehicle Indigo
10. Two datars, one sword etc.

This gang is a very notorious gang and has committed more than a dozen incidents of robbery and loot in the Majha and Doaba region.
1. On 16.03.2009 they snatched one Bullet Motorcycle from a teacher from Rani Ka Bagh
2. They injured the then SHO of Sarai Amanat Khan in February 2008, and since then they were absconding.
3. They snatched one Honda City car from Basant Avenue in January 2008
4. They snatched Rs. 30,000/ and one CPU from a Petrol Pump near Beas on 17.03.2009
5. They snatched cash and other valuables from a petrol pump near Hosiarpur on 18.03.2009
6. They fired upon a police party on the same day in Mahilapur near Jalandhar and ran away.
7. On the night of March 3 they snatched one Indigo car from KK Mehta of Jalandhar near Paragpur.

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh himself supervised this operation and he was assisted by ASP Pradeep Kumar Yadav. Inspector Devinder Singh, Inspector Vikram Sharma, Inspector Ramanish Kumar, SI Harminder Singh, ASI Dilbagh Singh, Inspector Kamal singh and a number of officers from Crime stoppers and QRT participated in this operation.


National Seminar on "Good Governance and Development

A two day National Seminar on "Good Governance and Development" was organized by Professor Ranvinder Singh Sandhu, Coordinator, U.G.C. Special Assistance Programme, Department of Sociology, G N D University Amritsar from March 2-3, 2009.

Prof. S.L Sharma former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Panjab University Chandigarh, in his Inaugural Address pointed out that lack of good governance under the influence of market fundamentalism has impeded the process of development. “Constituent attributes” such as accountability, transparency, credibility and “Performance attributes” such as services delivery, corruption free delivery and development of people as human beings should be the hallmarks of any good governance, he emphasized.

Dr. Parmod Kumar, Chairman, Punjab Governance Reforms Commission in his Key Note Address pointed out that crisis of governance in India is not because of poverty, recession, large population etc, but because of the manner in which these problems and crisis are being tackled. He stressed upon the adoption of holistic approach for overcoming the crisis of good governance. Under the influence of market forces state has become regulatory body that lacks interconnections between those who govern and those who are being governed, he further added.

Manoj Kumar of CRRID, expressed his concerns about non meeting of targets under MDG’s, he was also critical about many paradigms of Governance as suggested by International Financial Institutions in the Indian Context. Development through ‘Self-Help-Groups’ needs to be made more effective in India. Social cultural context was another attribute identified by Dr. Sukhdev Singh from P.A.U Ludhiana to over come ills of Governance. Dr. Arun Bali pointed the role of ICT in improvising delivery mechanism hence ensuring good governance which is the key factor related to two main principles of reliability and accessibility.
The key Panelist Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh Senior Superintendent of Police Amritsar pointed out that the interests of common citizens are being neglected. He stressed upon Community Oriented Policing having theme of ‘respect of virtuous and punishment to evil-doers’. The civil servants perform like key service providers for the common citizens. He emphasized upon on community friendly approach which have been put into practice within Amritsar city and PRO system associating lady officers to overcome fear of mistrust between force and citizens.
Prof. R. N Sharma of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai highlighted the issue of SEZ as newer strategy on the part of Builders -Politicians and Bureaucratic Nexus to marginalize the vulnerable sections of the society by acquiring lands at cheaper rates and by disposing them of at fifty times profit in connivance with bureaucracy. The state has become a realtor than the facilitator for masses.
Dr C.P. Bohra highlighted that the process of Reverse Governance is a matter of serious concern. He also identified that system of Free beeies should be discouraged as these populist measures don’t pay anything in return merely harming the revenue generation and straining the resources.

Issues that could be attributed as the major outcomes of the seminar could be succinctly identified are; the country is lagging behind in the area of good governance, due to lack of Interface between the rulers (politicians and bureaucracy) and the ruled, strong nexus between the market forces and the bureaucracy that has pushed the marginalized sections further out of the development process. Apathy, half-hearted approach to governance, great dependence upon the western models and lack of their applicability in Indian scenario were the major obstacles towards good governance identified by the participants and the resource persons.

In all, five sessions were held and thirty research papers were presented on various thematic issues covering Role of Social Structure and Social Institutions, International, National & Local Agencies in Governance, Additional Issues Such as Governance and Development in Indian Scenario, followed by Role of Stakeholders and Public-Private Partnerships were also deliberated upon by the scholars from places Like Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, ICSSR New Delhi, University of Pondycherry, Puducherry, University of Luckhnow, Gujarat National Law University, P.U Chandigarh, Punjabi University Patiala and G N D University, Amritsar participated in big numbers.
The following recommendations emerged from the discussions held various session of the seminar:

· The good governance is not only a prerequisite for the development but also a need for sustainable development. Therefore, There is need to create conducive environment for good governance at centre, state and local levels.
· The focus of good governance should be on inclusive development and transformation of society in which the downtrodden sections of the society should receive the main attention.
· For long term development of society, the political parties should not adopt soft attitude and popular politics rather they should have the holistic approach to deal with the problems.
· Good governance requires shift from feudal attitudes, capitalistic practices and socialistic pretensions.
· Pro-people politics should be nurtured rather than the popular politics.
· For good governance Bureaucrats should not consider themselves as political bosses rather they should act as service providers as is expected from a civil servant in a civil society.
· The Urban Local Bodies need to adopt a people friendly approach. In the light of Global funding through central government sponsored funding of projects in the cities, there is need to encourage the people's participation in the decision making process. The ULB's are engaging experts, who generally are not aware about the local issues and problems. As a result, these efforts are unable to address the genuine issues.

Police Role appreciated: Train Accident near Amritsar

Amritsar, February 28, 2009
Amritsar Police went in front to lead the rescue and relief operation on war footing when the Amritsar bound Paschim Express late Sunday evening rammed into a tractor-trolley that was loaded with green chillies. Both the engine driver and the tractor driver were seriously injured in the accident and were taken to the hospital by the police. The tractor driver succumbed to his injuries.
The accident occurred on a level crossing near Valla village here, around 10 km from Amritsar, when the tractor-trolley suddenly came into the path of the passenger train. The gatekeeper failed to close the gate in time and that led to the accident.
Soon after the accident, a police team led by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh swung into action and took the train into safe protection. The Police helped the passengers reach their respective destinations in police vehicles. Common people gathered at the site were sent back and passengers were requested to keep cool and calm. The police thereafter asked the railway authorities to send another engine to carry the train to the Railway Station.
A case was registered in Police Station A Division Amritsar and further investigations were on.
SP City Babul, ASP Pradeep Kumar, DSP Malwinder Singh, Inspector Vikram Chand, Inspector Ramnish Kumar, SI Harminder Singh, SI Avtar Chand played pivotal role in this operation besides more than two hundred police officers of various ranks.
The police role was appreciated not only by the passengers but also by the local residents who also assisted the police.


Details of Recovered Mobile Phones

The following mobile phones have been recovered by Amritsar Police. Model and IMEI have been given below. You can take your stolen/ missing phone after producing relevant document/copy of FIR/complaint.
Please contact:
E-mail: policehelp100@gmail.com
SMS to 09814085205
Phone: 1091(toll free), 0183-2566394
You can visit Police Post Circuit House Amritsar and give details to the PRO.
---- From SSP Amritsar
Model IMEI
Nokia N95: 35698 30171 54904
Nokia N95: 35482 90234 22375

Nokia N73: 35863 40175 75766

Nokia N73: 35897 30127 83912
Nokia 6600: 35538 10043 48376
35152 50002 91329

Nokia 1209: 35354 10268 25758

Nokia E90: 35366 00105 5 9528
Nokia 6300: 35696 00161 10467
Sony Ericsson J100i: 35415 50168 84416
Nokia 3315: 35111 96077 55876
Nokia 3120: 35664 90036 08258
Nokia 2600: 35620 70076 92198
Nokia 1600: 35695 70192 09981
Nokia 2100: 35340 00019 33659
Nokia 3610: 35088 44063 51513
Nokia 1650: 35930 70248 63942
Nokia 3100: 35293 70061 71901
Nokia 3120: 35708 80031 77064
Nokia 6610: 35536 20059 14309
Samsung SGH-R 220: 35258 30025 07845
Samsung SPH-A 460: Made in Korea
HUAWEI C 3308: A 100000501727E9


Amritsar gets Women & Child Helpline

February 01, 2009
Amritsar Police has set up Women and Child Helpline in its efforts to streamline Community Oriented Policing. The helpline will provide 24-hour help to the women who are victims of marital cruelty, excesses, torture, eve-teasing and other crimes against women. It will also provide help to the children in distress.
A dedicated toll free number 1091 has been started for the purpose. Any body can get help after dialing this number. Another phone number 9781101091 has also been earmarked for this purpose. A team of Women officers will be available round the clock for this purpose. One gypsy including all accessories has been provided to this staff. It will function from the newly constructed building of Police Post Circuit House.

Family Counseling Cell
Family Counseling Cell which has been providing help to the people victim of any kind of family dispute has been shifted to the new building of Police Post Circuit House. It will function in close association with various NGOs like Rotary Clubs, Mahila Shakti, All India women Conference, AIHRA, District Red Cross Society and Punjab Women Commission. This will also function as nodal agency for all such counseling centers working in the city. It is pertinent to mention here that the counseling centers which have been functioning in DAV Public School, Lawrence Road and SL Bhawan Public School are providing good results to the citizens of the city.

Lodge Your own FIR
This scheme was launched in the January 2008 to provide facility to the people for quick and easy registration of complaints. This scheme was very popular in the city and more than thousand complaints were received during the year 2008. Earlier two centres were set up for this purpose – Police booth Golden Temple and PS Sadar. The Third centre has now been set up in the newly constructed building of Police Post Circuit House Amritsar.
FIRs can also been registered through E-mail by sending complete detail on the ID

This complex including all these facilities was inaugurated on 01.02.2009. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar assured the citizens at this occasion that more such facilities will be provided to the people in the coming days with community participation. A number of police officers including lady officers as well as intellectuals and social activists were present at this occasion.


Republic Day celebrations held at Gandhi Ground, CM took the salute

January 26, 2009
Republic Day celebrations were organised in the historical Gandhi Ground of Amritsar where Chief Minister Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal unfurled the tricolour and inspected the parade escorted by DC KS Pannu and SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. He took the salute of an impressive march past led by ASP Pradeep Kumar Yadav. The contingents of the Punjab Police, Home Guards, NCC, Scouts and guides took part in the parade, followed by bands of Punjab Police.

Addressing the esteemed gathering, the Chief Minister greeted the people of India and extended his good wishes to the citizens to strengthen the democratic set up of the country. He stressed upon strengthening the federal structure of the Constitution of India to eradicate socio-economic crisis.

A cultural programme, including bhangra, giddha, group dance, PT show, was presented by students of local schools and colleges at this occasion. The Jhanki(display) of Amritsar Police comprising of Tourism Police, Family counselling Cell, PRO system, Lodge your FIR system and Traffic Police was main attraction at this function.

Guard of Honour to the Vice-President of India

An impressive guard of honour was presented to the Vice President of India by Amritsar Police on 12th January 2009. DSP Kirpal Singh led the 50 members squad where SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and DIG PPS Sidhu were present at this occasion. The Vice-President was in the city to inaugurate the 14th National Youth Festival.

National Youth Festival 2009
The Fourteenth National Youth Festival was organised in Amritsar from 12th -16th January, 2009. The inaugural ceremony was organised in the campus of Guru Nanak Dev
University. This prestigious event was hosted by Punjab for the first time. Amritsar Police has made very good arrangements for this event right from inaugural event to the closing ceremony. The Police Liaison Officers deputed by Amritsar Police were highly appreciated by the participants of various states. More than 4000 participants of 35 States/ Union Territories participated in this mega event. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the District Police Chief was a member of the National Steering Committee. The Chairman of the National Steering Committee Dr. M. S. Gill, Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India extended appreciations to the District Police Chief and other officers associated with this event.