The project includes construction of police station building (Type ‘H’), office of DSP counter intelligence and other staff of the Intelligence wing, dormitory accommodation for 150 police personnel and 50 residential flats.
In 2014, INLD and SAD had contested election in alliance with each other with INLD contesting on 88 seats and SAD on remaining two. However, both the parties fell out with each other more than two years ago as the SYL row reached a flashpoint.
A top officer of Punjab Police when contacted Thursday night had feigned ignorance about any recovery of any drone in August and about any communication by Punjab with Centre saying, “It is not in my knowledge”.
Sources say that while finance department insists that any service provider, which provides manpower services to the government departments, charges 2.5 per cent as the service charge, the PESCO, the only government service provider, refuses to accept anything less than 10 per cent.
Nearly 140 acres of land will be required for an NSG hub at Amritsar. The NSG Headquarters has observed that aspects of availability of land and willingness of the state government to provide the same needs to be explored.
It also states that the location would provide “ideal conditions for execution of NSG operations owing to presence of an operational international airport (to enable airlift) and adequate lines of communication in the close proximity”.
Through an order recently, Punjab Financial Commissioner Revenue KBS Sidhu transferred the 21 kanal of land, which includes land against which a loan was taken by a private individual from Oriental Bank of Commerce, Shukarpura branch, Batala.
The proposed project in J&K includes installation of air defence and weaponry along with helipad construction. “Only radar system would be set up in the sanctuary area and all other basic infrastructure will be outside the wildlife area,” Gupta said.
Punjab Transport Department had last year started issuing notices for illegal extensions, diversions and curtailment of routes and increase or decrease in trips as it introduced new transport policy last year.
Gurpinder, a diabetic patient, died in judicial custody on July 21 after his intermittent stay in Amritsar Central Jail since July. He was arrested by Customs after recovery of 532 kg heroin and 52 kg of mixed narcotics at Attari Integrated Check post.