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British police discusses means to curb NRI crimes

Written by: Staff

Phagwara, Aug 8 (UNI) The British police today assured its Punjab counterparts that it was aware of the growing menace of matrimonial-related crimes by NRIs and wanted long-term interactions between the two forces.

West Midlands Police Authority S Bhagan Devsi, who visited the Punjab Police Academy (PPA), told UNI that he had detailed discussions with Punjab Police authorities about proposals to check the rising incidents of matrimonial crimes, including abandoning of local brides by NRIs settled in Britain, Mr Devsi said ''Community Policing'' was the need of the hour as no social crime could be curbed or solved without the support of the community.

Mr Devsi, who is also the Customers Community Relations Sub Committee Chairman in UK, also said the British Police was impressed with the strategy adopted by its Punjab counterparts to combat terrorism. ''The Punjab Police has courageously struggled against terrorism,'' he said.

Mr Devsi is here on an invitation by PPA Director Sh RS Gill (ADGP) and DR DJ Singh Deputy Director of the academy. He presented a British Police Uniform to the Academy Director to be kept in its museum.

PPA Director Sh RS Gill and Deputy Director Dr DJ Singh stressed the need for wiping out the menace of drugs and atrocities against women and children, besides several other social evils. Several prominent writers and intellectuals were present on the occassion and visited the academy.


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