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Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away

KPS Gill was credited with reining in pro-Khalistan militants in Punjab

Former Director General of Police of Punjab KPS Gill passed away on Friday. He was 82.

Mr Gill was admitted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on May 18, 2017.

A statement from the hospital said, "Mr K P S Gill was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. He had been recovering from peritonitis but died of sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia."

Mr. Gill is credited with rooting out pro-Khalistan uprising in Punjab in the Eighties. In 1988, he commanded Operation Black Thunder to flush out militants hiding in the Golden Temple.

He was conferred Padma Shri in 1989.

Mr. Gill was approached by the Sri Lankan government in 2000 to device a counter-terrorism strategy against the LTTE. He was security adviser to Gujarat after riots broke out in the State in 2002.

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