CHANDIGAR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today requested support from the Government of Canada to catch gangsters operating from Canadian soil.
The chief minister reported the issue to Canadian High Commissioner Cameron Mackay, who visited the former at his residence on Friday.
The Chief Minister expressed concern over the rise of gangs and gangsters in the two countries. Bhagwant Mann has informed the Canadian High Commissioner that gangsters operating from Canadian soil are disrupting the hard-won state peace. He said that these gangsters create public order problems on the one hand and derail the progress of the state on the other.
Advocating for harsh punitive action against gangsters, Bhagwant 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 pushing for a joint Canada-Punjab police operation, said this is 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 Punjab and the Canadian Police so that gangsters can be put behind bars. He said it is the need of the hour as gangsters and their actions pose a serious threat to life, economy and society in Canada and Punjab. Bhagwant Mann expressed the hope that Canada and Punjab will score another success story with this strong cooperation.