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Professor turned IPS officer is Ludhiana’s new top cop

Ludhiana is all set to get its new police commissioner. IPS Paramjit Singh Gill will join office on Thursday by succeeding IPS Ishwar Singh.

Ludhiana is all set to get its new police commissioner. IPS Paramjit Singh Gill will join office on Thursday by succeeding IPS Ishwar Singh.

Talking to Newsline,Gill shed light on what brought him from the academics to the Indian Police Services and how he would try to maintain a balance between his stern and lenient approach to tackle a spoilt-city like Ludhiana.

Born on August 28,1955,Gill began working as an economics professor in Mahindra College,Patiala,and what he terms as ‘luck and urge to serve the nation’,he shift from academics to police services.

“I was an economics professor till 1985,and I don’t know what struck me at that time,maybe a strong inclination towards police services,that I decided to go for PPCS and cleared it. Then there was no looking back,” said Gill,who is a gold medalist in economics from Punjabi University,Patiala,and has served as the SSP of Jalandhar,Patiala,Fategarh Sahib,Bathinda and Amritsar and as DIG of Border Range and Jalandhar.

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When asked about his core strategy to handle the city that is infamous for pollution and traffic violations,he said,“A balanced approach is what matters. I need people to cooperate,as it was police-public relations that really helped curb terrorism in Punjab in the 1990s”.

His son Param Avtar Singh is the Assistant Commissioner with the Indian Revenue Services in Ludhiana.