Chandigarh, December 31 (IANS): Following the “insulting” remark by the head of state of his Congress, Navjot Sidhu, for having said that a deputy was forcing “the police to wet their pants”, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, on Friday categorically told the police not to bow to political pressure.
In his remarks during a police function at the Punjab Armed Police Complex (PAP) in the town of Jalandhar, Channi, while touching a sensitive chord, said that service in the armed forces and the police is a challenge and that only those who are zealous in serving the country and its people join these forces.
The chief minister’s claims come days after Punjabi Congressman Sidhu made defamatory comments against the police during a political rally.
Sidhu mocked the police and told his party members to force the cops to “wet their pants.”
Announcing a series of incentives for the police to end “dissent” between the police and the government, Channi said the government fully recognizes the immense contribution of the Punjab police in the socio-economic development of the country. ‘State. No stone will be overlooked for the well-being of police personnel, he said.
While accepting a strong demand from the cops to restart the uniform allocation, the chief minister said that a higher quality uniform will be provided to them by the government. He also announced free bus travel for cops on duty on government buses and they will continue to receive 13 months’ pay.
For the bomb disposal unit, which put his life in danger in the line of duty, the government will provide them with a risk allowance, he said.