Chandigarh: The special operation “OPS Eagle” conducted by the Punjab Police for searching and rounding-up of suspicious persons for their verification, at vulnerable places including Railway Stations and Bus Stands etc in the state on Friday, has led to the arrest of at least 20 persons and one proclaimed offender. The operation was conducted on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.

The operation against anti-social elements was conducted in all 28 Police districts of the state making Punjab a crime-free state as per the vision of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann.

Divulging details, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla said during the operation, Police teams have registered 22 First Information Reports (FIR) against anti-social elements.

He said that they have also recovered ₹6 lakh cash, one Weapon, 277.45 gram Heroin, 4880 intoxicants Tablets, 41 bottle liquors, 2.75kg opium and 77.50kg poppy husk during this special statewide drive conducted under operation “OPS Eagle”.

He said said that different police teams under the supervision of SP rank officer conducted checking at 110 railways stations, 153 bus stands, besides, over 500 well-coordinated Strong Nakas involving over 5000 Police Personnel, were also set-up under the supervision of Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) in the state for a thorough search of suspected vehicles/persons, while ensuring minimum inconvenience to the general public.

During the operation, as many as 14,366 suspects were examined. Similarly, Police personnel had inspected 13021 two-wheelers and 8929 four-wheelers at ‘nakas’ and 1671 challans were issued to violators, while, 181 vehicles were impounded.

The operation was conducted in a synchronised manner from 11am to 4pm across the state and ADGP/IGP/DIG rank officers from Punjab Police Headquarters were deputed in each Police district to personally supervise the operation. All the CPs/SSPs were asked to mobilise a maximum number of officers and manpower for this operation to lay strong ‘nakas’ at district/city sealing points under the supervision of Gazetted officers

ADGP Arpit Shukla reiterated that such operations would continue till the menace of drugs and Gangsters wiped out from the state.

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