NEW DELHI—KPS Gill, a notorious former Punjab police DGP, has come under fire of Sikh masses for objectionable remarks about Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale in his newly released book named ‘Punjab: The Enemies Within’. The book was recently released in Delhi which is co-authored by Patiala based Sadhavi Khosla.
KPS Gill has claimed in his new book that Rajiv Gandhi was responsible for upsurge of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Punjab. He has claimed that Rajiv Gandhi supported in promoting Sant Bhindranwale in Punjab to tackle Harchand Singh Longowal led Shiromani Akali Dal.
However, it is learnt that the former DGP has admitted that the seeds of ‘terrorism’ in the state were sown by the linguistic movement of the 1950s and 1960s, when efforts were made to promote Hindi as the dominant language by suppressing other languages.
KPS Gill, a 1957-batch Assam-cadre IPS officer, had served as DGP of Punjab from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1991 till his retirement in 1995. He was responsible for massacre of thousands of innocent Sikh youths in Punjab as he had allowed the Punjab police officers to freely abduct and kill Sikh youths in fake encounters.
Besides killing the innocent Sikh youths in fake encounters, Gill is also notorious for his corruptive approach in his duties. He was convicted for sexual harassment at a party in 1988. After allegations of corruption within the IHF in 2008, the Indian Olympic Association suspended the IHF indefinitely.
All the pro-freedom Sikh outfits and activists are sharply criticizing the former DGP for his anti-Bhindranwala remark.
Terming the KPS Gill as a puppet of Indian state, senior Sikh activist Jathedar Narinder Singh Khusropur has said that the BJP led Union government of India was using KPS Gill as a tool against Congress. He has said that the great Sikh of 20th century Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale holds special place in heart of every Sikh and a paid puppet could never harm his respect that Sikh community holds in its heart.