In Punjab, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led government has handed over the command of the Anti-Gangster Task Force constituted two days ago to Pramod Ban, a senior Indian Administrative Service officer. He was earlier working in ADGP Special Crime and Economic Affairs Wing. Two other officers- Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Gurmeet Singh Chauhan have also been included in the task force. He has been asked to take charge immediately.
According to the order issued in this regard by the Punjab government, if Pramod Ban ADG, Anti Gangster Task Force is formed, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar will be DIG, Anti Gangster Task Force. Whereas Gurmeet Singh Chauhan has been made AIG, Anti Gangster Task Force. It is a newly formed task force whose objective is to eliminate organized crime in Punjab.
After the formation of the Anti-Gangster Task Force to end organized crime in Punjab, CM Mann said that this has not reduced the responsibility of Police Commissioners, SSPs and Senior Superintendents of Police in eliminating crime. He has also written a letter in this regard to the SSP, Police Commissioners and senior officers of all the districts of the state.
The formation of the Anti-Gangstakar Tasker Force in Punjab was announced on April 5, after which many questions were being raised in the minds of the police chiefs at the district level. They were looking at it as a parallel system. The CM's letter to the District Police Chiefs and Deputy Commissioners of Police is being linked to this, in which he has assured the officers that this newly formed task force will not reduce their authority to eliminate crime.