PUNJAB: In order to arrest the incidence of crimes in cities such as those involving snatching and carjacking by motorcycle-borne youth or skirmishes at toll and excise barriers, Punjab Police have introduced its new highway patrol vehicles, equipped with global positioning system (GPS) tracker and vehicle registration search device. Under this 1014 police vehicles will be fitted with vehicle tracking system as part of Night Policing Scheme (NPS).
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, who also heads Punjab Police, as the state’s home minister, said: “These new vehicles would provide a security umbrella to restaurants, dhabas, eateries, street-hawkers, industrial labour and other night-shift workers such as doctors, nurses, call-centre employees, toll-barrier and excise barrier employees.”
The vehicle would also be fitted with vehicle registration search device. This would be used to find details, including ownership and state registration, of any suspect vehicle reported by the police personnel on highway patrol vehicles.