CHANDIGARH: Punjab became the first state in the country to separate investigation functions from law and order duties with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launching the initiative by establishing a Bureau of Investigation (BoI) to bring all investigation staff in different units under an unified command.
At a function held at the police headquarters here, along with Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini, the Deputy Chief Minister said the new wing would be responsible for investigations right from the police station to the district and even the headquarters here.
“Separate staff has been earmarked for investigations at all three levels”, he said adding the new wing would ensure professional and time-bound investigations. Badal also disclosed that the bureau would initially have 7,772 personnel in its rolls.
Meanwhile DGP Sumedh Singh Saini said that district and commissionerate level wings would comprise of CIA staff, EOW, police station, Crime Records Bureau and district legal support unit.