‘Based on lies, beyond facts’: Punjab police chief rejects claims of deteriorating law and order

New Delhi: State Police Chief Gaurav Yadav told ThePrint that allegations of law and order breakdown in Punjab are nothing but an attempt to create a false impression and are beyond the facts.

His remarks come amid claims of a breakdown in law and order in the state after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power. Yadav, a 1992-batch IPS officer, was appointed as director general of police (DGP) Punjab on July 4.

DGP Yadav said, “The truth is that the year 1989-1990 was the worst in terms of law and order in Punjab. But it is not like that now. We still have much less murders than Bihar. Punjab has the lowest figures .All that we are hearing now about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state is just a manufactured misconception which is beyond the facts.

According to the data available with the Punjab Police, in 2021, 19 murders by gangsters were reported in the state during the four months of March, April, May and June. This figure was 20 in the same period of 2022.

While between March and June last year, a total of 190 cases of murder were registered in the state. This year also in these four months this number has reached 200.

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