Former Punjab DGP K P S Gill blamed a section of the diaspora for spoiling peace in Punjab. He did not believe that the recent events mark the revival of militancy and said Punjabis need not worry.
Speaking to The Indian Express, the former police officer, who is credited for helping curb militancy in the state, said, “Efforts of a section of the diaspora to create trouble here would not bear any fruit. Punjabis have moved on but the diaspora has not. It is them who are creating trouble now.”
He believes the people of Punjab would not be moved by separatist ideology anymore.
“Punjabis should not worry. Whatever has happened will not lead to extremism. Ever since the police arrested the persons allegedly involved in the case, peace has returned to the state.”
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Posing confidence in the police that had come in for a sharp criticism from various quarters, Gill sai the Punjab police was capable of handling issues competently.
“I agree with the police claims that foreign funding was behind the recent incidents,” he said.
“The scenario in Punjab is completely different than what was prevailing during the trouble torn days of militancy. Nobody is going to support them (section of the diaspora) now.”
Refusing to comment on the police firing in which two protesters were killed, Gill said, “I cannot say anything. Let us wait for the inquiry report,” he said.