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.