Punjab Police on Saturday carried out a particular operation named ‘OPS Seal-III’ aimed toward checking all autos coming into the state to maintain tab at drug trafficking, liquor smuggling and motion of gangsters and anti-social parts.

The operation was performed in a synchronised method from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., collectively with the police forces of 4 neighbouring states — Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory Chandigarh — on the instructions of Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav.

Special DGP (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla stated all Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of border districts had been directed to mobilise the utmost variety of officers and manpower for this operation to put robust ‘nakas’ at sealing factors.

He stated well-coordinated robust examine factors involving 1, 500 plus police personnel had been arrange in any respect the entry and exit factors of 10 districts. The 10 interstate border districts embrace Pathankot, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Fazilka, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda.

He stated through the operation, an intensive search of suspected autos and individuals was performed, whereas making certain minimal inconvenience was brought on to public. “We had strictly instructed all police personnel to deal with every commuter in a friendly and polite manner while checking their vehicles during the course of this operation, ” he added.

The Special DGP stated that 5, 726 autos coming into the state had been checked, of which 329 had been challaned and 25 had been impounded. The police have additionally registered 40 first info stories (FIRs) after arresting 49 individuals.

The police groups have additionally arrested two proclaimed offenders.

Besides, the police recovered Rs 45 lakhs money, 30 kg poppy husk, 374 grams heroin, 500 grams charas, 350 litres lahan and 263 litres illicit liquor. The police groups have additionally rounded up 715 suspicious individuals for questioning

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