led by rising polician & Minister met DGP of Punjab
for Tackling Illegal immigration
CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 5, 2008.
A high powered delegation of the United Kingdom led by Mr. Liam
Byrne, Minister of State, Home Office, United Kingdom including
Mr. Creon Butler, Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Judith McGregor,
Director/Migration, Foreign Office and other officials of the British
High Commission and the UK Home office today called on Sh.
N.P.S. Aulakh, Director General of Police, Punjab in his office.
During the meeting Sh. Shashi Kant, Additional Director General/Intelligence,
Sh. Gaurav Yadav, DIG/Intelligence and Sh. H.S. Mann, AIG/Intelligence
were also present.
The visiting delegation discussed the feasibility of video conferencing
link between London and the Punjab police headquarters for fast-tracking
verification of national status of illegal immigrants with the Punjab
The Minister expressed a keen desire for resumption of exchange
visits of police officials of India and UK and requested for assistance
from the Punjab police regarding illegal immigration into the UK.
Aulakh apprised the delegation of the efforts being made by the
Punjab police to check illegal immigration and informed about the
proposed Punjab Human Trafficking Act. The DGP raised the issue
of NRIs coming to India, marrying Indian girls and then deserting
them and sought the cooperation of the Government of United Kingdom
in taking legal action against such persons.
The meeting ended with both sides expressing satisfaction with
the level of mutual cooperation and agreeing to maintain to tempo
in new areas as well.