Emergency Services within the Punjab
What to do if you are a victim of crime
The Embassy offers general information about local police and legal procedures. They can’t give you legal advice, but can put you in touch with a local lawyer.
If you need medical treatment, the Embassy can help you to contact a local doctor.
If you want, the Embassy can contact your relatives and friends and let them know what has happened. In some cases, the Embassy can offer financial assistance.
They cannot collect evidence or investigate crimes ourselves, and in many countries investigating authorities and the courts will refuse to answer enquiries from other people and organisations, including their staff.
So, you should consider appointing a local lawyer who can look after your interests in court, and follow any trial for you. The Embassy can give you a list of local English-speaking
lawyers. They would not ordinarily attend a court case involving a British national and cannot influence the outcome of any trial.
Back in the UK, you may feel you would benefit from extra support to help you cope with the effects of the crime. Organisations such as Victim Support can help.
The Embassy have also produced a leaflet called Victims of crime abroad which offers more detailed information.
Punjab Police, Emergency, dial 100
There are three Zones in Punjab, the Border zone, the Jallandhar zone and the Patiala zone. The contact numbers for all these are listed on the web site, link provided. Some offices are listed for each zone in the Essential printout.
The non-resident Indians (NRIs) from Punjab will now have an exclusive facility for filing their complaints with the 6 NRI Punjab police stations.
The NRIs can file their complaints with the state police and will also have the facility of monitoring the status of their complaints online with the launch of these 6 NRI police stations.
The first NRI police station was inaugurated by Akali Dal president and Faridkot Member of Parliament (MP) Sukhbir Badal.
The other NRI police stations have been set up in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Moga and Nawanshahr.
Scores of NRIs, particularly from the districts where these NRI police stations have been set up, have migrated from Punjab over the last eight decades are settled in the US, Canada, Britain, European nations and several other countries in the world.
Badal said the police officials at the NRI stations would deal exclusively with NRI complaints to ensure speedy disposal.
He added that the new NRI police stations had been set up in Punjab following a promise made by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to Punjabi NRIs at a conference of NRIs held in Chandigarh and Jalandhar.
The Punjab police officials said majority of the complaints by NRIs were regarding property and land disputes.
Ambulance, Emergency, dial 102
One of the most developing sectors of emergency support in Punjab is the health sector. New and redeveloped hospitals have their own Accident and Emergency Departments, each with their own emergency Ambulances.
All citizens of Punjab would be able to access an ambulance within 15 minutes of calling.
For whole of Punjab the emergency number would be 102 . The control room for this is being set in Govt. Hospital, Amritsar.
In the first phase 90 ambulances wold be stationed at prominent points and roads in whole of Punjab.
We have listed some very respected Hospitals and their contact numbers in the Essential Printout.
Sometimes we require non emergency health care. This is available at local General Practicioners surgeries, and are again listed in the Essential Printout.