Super Cop KPS Gill Passes Away
New Delhi: The super cop KPS Gill who worked closely with Prime Ministers Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao in crushing militancy in Punjab is no more. Jabbar Pal Singh Gill, 83, breathed his last at 2.55 pm on Friday.
He has been at Gangaram Hospital recovering from peritonitis (Kidney problem) but the end came due to sudden cardiac arrest.
Gill served Punjab as its Director General of Police twice and he was mainly responsible for rooting out militancy from the state.
Though Gill had retired from Indian Police Service in 1995, PV summoned him many a time for critical advice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also utilised the services of Gill in Gujarat when he was chief minister. Gill was appointed as security adviser of Gujarat in 2002 to handle post-Godhra riots. Recently Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh also consulted Gill in connection with the measures to be taken to contain Maoists.
Gill was born on 29 December 1934 in Ludhiana in Punjab.
He flushed Khalistanis out of Punjab. He was awarded Padma Shri for his extraordinary services. He wrote a book, after putting down the insurgency, named
Punjab, the Knight of Falsehood.
Modi expressed his condolences at Gill’s demise saying,”KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to the nation in the fields of policing and security. Pained by his demise. My condolences.”