KPS Gill’s last rites held: ‘He led by example …taught us how to be officers’, says senior police officer

Present at the funeral was National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The last rites were performed with full police honours, jointly by the CRPF, Delhi police and Punjab police.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2017 12:51 pm
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Senior police officers broke down as the last rites of K P S Gill were held in the Lodhi Garden crematorium on Sunday. Friends, family and police officers — active and retired — bid farewell to the police officer who used to be called a “super cop”. Kunwar Pal Singh Gill, who passed away at 82 on Friday in New Delhi after battling kidney and heart ailments for several years, earned a national reputation for his role in fighting the Khalistan insurgency.
Among Gill’s major successes was commanding Operation Black Thunder in 1988, which demonstrated that terrorists could have been flushed out of the Golden Temple in 1984 without the loss of life and its devastating political consequences.

Present at the funeral was National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The last rites were performed with full police honours, jointly by the CRPF, Delhi police and Punjab police. Leading the Punjab police was DGP Suresh Arora, who handed over the ceremonial Tri-colour to Gill’s family. Also present was Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The top officials of Delhi Police and CRPF also attended the funeral. The guard of honour was given jointly by the three police forces.

A senior Delhi police officer said, “K P S Gill taught us all how to be officers. He led by example and didn’t let the many bureaucratic and political challenges get in the way of what was the most important thing — policing.”

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    amarjeetsingh
    May 29, 2017 at 3:18 pm
    Interestingly no politician was present at the cremation even though it was held in Delhi. Were they afraid
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      WISEGUY
      May 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm
      THE PUNJAB BJP OF THE BADALS AND AKALI-DAL AND WANNABE RADICALS OR GANGSTERS PROBABLY YES.VOTE BANK POLITICS.THOSE WHO DIDNT COME WERNT MISSED.
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      Pradeep Chaturvedi
      May 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm
      He deserved BHARAT RATNA' but govt of the day did not honour him. K.P.S. GILL saved Punjab and India from terrorists. REAL HERO BAAHUBALI. May God bless his family.
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        John Dsouza
        May 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm
        What an Upright officer with guts and independent hand of affairs at the peak of militancy in Punjab, till he got rid of madness there. RIP great son of India.
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          harwinder
          May 29, 2017 at 10:55 am
          he killed all youth , no were left ... for every kil money has been paid by central government ..
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            Praveen Chopra
            May 29, 2017 at 9:04 am
            What a great police officer😇. The nation should pay homage to him. The Home Minister and Punjab CM should have been at the crematorium. I salute him.
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              V.K.
              May 29, 2017 at 3:11 am
              mr k.p.s. Gill was indias modern day gunfighter of the 20th century, one recalls him Visiting many Colleges and schools around the punjab during the years 1994/1995 to be Greeted by hordes of youngters awe struck by The sight of this 6ft 3 inch force of nature.
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