The non-resident indian (NRI) wing of Punjab Police has created a record by disposing of 85.61 per cent of complaints within stipulated time.
Giving details regarding complaints received by the NRI Wing, Gurpreet Deo, IGP/NRI Wing, said till date the wing had received 7,992 complaints, which were more than doubled (109 per cent) than the last year’s figure of 3,852 complaints. She said steep increase the complaints was due to intensive campaign launched by the non-resident indian wing of police to come forward to lodge a complaint through website, email or personally generating a confidence among NRI regarding the sincerity of Punjab police to tackle their complaints on priority basis. She also said the complaints received from Canada (1,123) were the highest followed by the UK (763), USA (744), Australia (282) and Italy (219).
Out of these, 2,245 complaints were received through e-mails.
She revealed while disposing of 6842 (85.61%) complaints, 235 cases have been registered under different sections of various acts. LOCs have been got issued against 94 accused to get them arrested immediately after landing on any Indian airport. Besides this, 75 POs have been arrested in different cases registered on the complaints of NRIs and 101 accused have been got declared as new POs.