Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against the nefarious designs of any elements that try to disturb the peace and harmony of the state. He declared that he would deal with the Pakistan-based terrorists and gangsters, seeking to create problems in the state.
Captain Amarinder Singh also made it clear that he would not let anyone destroy the state’s hard-earned peace. Meanwhile, the CM also stated that his government had worked hard to protect each section of the society, including minorities, weaker sections and women, by ensuring peace, without which there could be no investment or development in the state.
Captain Amarinder added that nobody wants to invest in a place where there is no peace. Punjab had emerged now as the preferred destination for investment as a result of the prevailing peaceful environment, he said.
Punjab and its people want peace and progress and he was committed to ensuring that nobody is allowed to hinder the same, said Captain Amarinder Singh. He added that “The people of Punjab want growth with peace and amity.”
The state had been through the hard times, with 35000 people martyred and 1700 policemen killed during the troubled days of militancy, said the Chief Minister. Adding, Captain Amarinder said that it had taken a lot of effort for Punjab to come out of those times and he will not let the peace of the state be destroyed again at any cost.
He added that the law and order had received priority attention from his government, which had launched various legal and administrative reforms to ensure the same.
Since 2017, Punjab Police had neutralized 2378 gangsters, and captured 1349 firearms, while 614 snatched vehicles have been recovered. Also, about 32 terrorist modules have been busted in the state. “These efforts shall continue and if so required, we will not hesitate to take every possible action to maintain law and order in the state,” declared the Chief Minister.