In view of dying threats issued to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann by the Khalistani chief and head of US based mostly organisation Sikhs for Justice Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the Punjab Police has beefed up the safety and deployed round 20, 000 police power for peaceable celebrations of Republic Day within the border state.
The excessive safety has been deployed on the orders of Bhagwant Mann. An official spokesman mentioned that Punjab Police have deployed senior Police Officers from the Headquarters in several districts and mobilised a power of over 20000 police personnel to make sure foolproof regulation and order and safety preparations in any respect the venues.
Notably, Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit will unfurl the National Flag and take the salute throughout a state-level Republic Day perform to be held in Patiala, whereas, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann will unfurl the National Flag in Ludhiana.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Headquarters Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, who was addressing a press convention right here on Tuesday, mentioned that Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav has been personally supervising the safety preparations for Republic Day and has additionally appointed Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla because the nodal officer to make sure meticulous safety preparations in any respect the venues.
“Foolproof arrangements are in place and Senior Police officers of the rank of Spl DGP/ADGP/IGP/DIG have been asked to camp in different districts to monitor the security arrangements at their respective venues personally, ” he mentioned.
He mentioned that every one the Gazetted Officers and Station House Officers (SHOs) have additionally been requested to stay within the subject until the fruits of the Republic Day occasion, in addition to this, further forces have been deployed on the delicate pockets.
The IGP mentioned that the DGP Punjab has ordered in depth checking of autos and suspicious folks throughout the state. Plans to seal all of the inter-state, inter-district and inter-city boundaries within the state are being carried out, he added.
He additionally urged the folks of Punjab to stay alert on a regular basis, and instantly report back to the police in the event that they discover any suspicious. “People can inform the Police on 112 helpline number, ” he added.
Meanwhile, CPs/SSPs have additionally been requested to conduct cordon and search operations (CASO) at and round Railway Stations and Bus Stands and test weak locations together with markets Government Buildings and Religious locations.