Punjab CM Mann asks for Canada’s help in apprehending fugitive gangsters
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday asked for Canada’s support in arresting gangsters operating from its soil.
The Chief Minister reported the issue to Canadian High Commissioner Cameron Mackay, who visited the former at his residence here.
The Chief Minister expressed concern over the rise of gangs and gangsters in the two countries.
Mann informed the High Commissioner that gangsters operating from Canadian soil are disrupting the hard-won peace of state. He said that these gangsters create public order problems on the one hand and derail the progress of the state on the other.
Advocating tough punitive action against gangsters, Mann said they should be punished under the harshest provisions of the law so that they have a deterrent effect on others.
The Chief Minister, while fighting for a joint Canada-Punjab police operation, said it was the only way to free these two lands from the gangsters.
He informed the High Commissioner that the Punjab Police have a glorious tradition of maintaining public order even in hostile situations, adding that if advanced police forces like Canada cooperate with the Punjab Police, these gangs can be easily eliminated.
The Chief Minister has asked the Canadian High Commissioner to explore the possibility of having a direct link between the Punjab Police and Canada so that the gangsters can be put behind bars.
He said it was the need of the hour as gangsters and their actions pose a serious threat to life, economy and society in Canada and Punjab.
Mann expressed hope that Canada and Punjab will score another success story with this strong cooperation.
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