Modi Condoles Demise Of Super Cop KPS Gill:- Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Punjab’s super cop, KPS Gill.
He further took it to twitter and said, he will be remembered for his service to the nation in the fields of policing and security.
KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise. My condolences.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2017
In 1958, Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, popularly known as K P S Gill joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) and was assigned to two northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya. He served twice as the DGP of Punjab and retired from the IPS service in 1995. He is often credited for playing a major, but a controversial role in ending terrorism in Punjab.
Gill received a Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, for his work in the civil service in 1989. The former Punjab DGP commanded ‘Operation Black Thunder’ in May 1988 to flush out militants hiding in the Golden Temple.
The operation was hugely successful as little damage was caused to the holiest shrine of Sikhs, compared to ‘Operation Blue Star’ in 1984 carried out by the Army.
Around 67 Sikhs surrendered and 43 were killed in the Operation Black Thunder.