May | 26, 2017 :: Former DGP of Punjab KPS Gill, who is credited with out militancy in the state, died of cardiac arrest at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday. He was 82.
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill’ served twice as Director General of Police (DGP) for the state of Punjab, India, where he is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control. While many see him as a hero, there are accusations that he and the forces under his command were responsible for human rights violations “in the name of stamping out terrorism.” Gill retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995.
He received a Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1989 for his work in the civil service.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condoled his death. “KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise,” he tweeted.