Supercop KPS Gill passes away
K P S Gill, the supercop credited with rooting out terrorism in Punjab with an iron hand, passed away on Friday, succumbing to a kidney ailment at the age of 82.
The IPS officer, who served as the Director General of Punjab Police twice during the peak of militancy, was considered an authority on dealing with security issues and even after his retirement, his services were utilised by the governments of Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. He had also served as the Director General of Police in Assam and after his retirement, the benefit of his expertise was availed of even by Sri Lanka in the year 2000 during its fight against LTTE. The towering personality breathed his last at 2:55 pm at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he had been admitted on May 18 for a kidney ailment.
"He was suffering from end stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. Gill had been recovering from peritonitis but died of a sudden cardiac arrest caused by cardiac arrhythmia," said Dr D S Rana, Chairman of the Department of Nephrology and Board of Management of the hospital.