Punjab to have Police University

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Phillaur, Mar 21 (UNI) After a Defence and Law university, Punjab may now have a Police university.

This announcement was made by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the passing out parade of recruits and trainees at the Punjab Police Academy (PPA) here today.

The University would be set up at the site of PPA here and would be named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The modalities regarding the setting up of this University would be worked out within the next two months.

While congratulating all the officers and the police jawans passing out from PPA, Mr Badal called upon them to perform their duties with utmost dedication, respecting the rule of law. He further said that the police should command the people's respect rather then creating fear in their minds.

Considering the demands put forth by Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, DGP-cum-Director, PPA, the chief minister announced that as many as 21 law officer would be appointed soon in the Academy to strengthen the Faculty of Law and special incentives would also be provided to the officers of the Academy on the pattern of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Academy, Hyderabad.

The Chief Minister further announced that Rs two crore would be provided for the infrastructural development of the police academy, beside a grant of Rs 25 lakh from his discretionary fund would be provided for the development of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Public School here.

Mr Badal also authorised the Mr Gill to arrange subject experts from the country as well as from abroad to impart high quality training to the police personnel as it was the need of the hour today.

Mr Badal took salute from an impressive march-past of 1483 trainees of various basic and promotional courses who were passing out this year. The parade ws led by Lt Yeshay T Phuntsho of Bhutan .

The trainees at PPA belong to different states of India as well as other countries like Bhutan and Maldives .

The Chief Minister also gave away prizes to those trainees who got distinction in different activities during their training.

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