New Delhi: Former Punjab top cop K P S Gill, often credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab, died in a hospital here on Friday. He was 82.
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, also known as Supercop, was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi on May 18. He breathed his last at 2:55 pm.
“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,” Dr Rana said.
Gill is credited with countering Khalistani terrorism in the eighties and the nineties, brough Punjab insurgency under control.
He received the Padma Shri in 1989 for his work in civil service.
Gill was also president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).