Republic Day: Purple alert sounded in Punjab, safety tightened in Haryana
Chandigarh, January 25
A purple alert was sounded throughout Punjab and all interstate boundaries sealed on Wednesday to make sure foolproof safety for Republic Day, whereas sniffer canine items and bomb disposal squads sanitised weak locations in neighbouring Haryana, officers mentioned.
Autos coming into the 2 states are being totally checked. Police personnel are conserving a detailed vigil at delicate areas to take care of legislation and order forward of the Republic Day celebrations on Thursday, they mentioned.
On the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, a purple alert has been sounded throughout Punjab to make sure peaceable Republic Day celebrations within the border state, an official assertion mentioned.
Director Common of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav reviewed the safety preparations with all commissioners and senior superintendents of police and requested the district heads to make sure foolproof safety of their respective jurisdictions, it mentioned.
The DGP additionally requested all station home officers (SHOs) and gazetted officers to stay within the area until the fruits of Republic Day occasions.
He mentioned senior officers from Chandigarh have additionally been deputed to overview safety preparations in vital districts of Punjab and extra forces deployed in delicate pockets.
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit will unfurl the tricolour at a state-level operate in Jalandhar on Thursday and Chief Minister Mann will hoist the nationwide flag in Bathinda.
Extra Director Common of Police (ADGP), Regulation and Order, Arpit Shukla, who’s tenting in Jalandhar, mentioned the DGP has ordered in depth checking of autos and suspicious folks.
All of the interstate and inter-district boundaries in Punjab have been sealed, he added.
He additionally urged the folks of the state to stay alert and instantly report something suspicious to the police on helpline numbers 112 and 118.
Lately, Punjab Police performed a particular operation—‘OPs Eagle-II’—towards legal and anti-social parts on the instructions of DGP Yadav.
Cordon and search operations (CASO) have been carried out at weak locations together with railway stations and bus stands throughout the state with extra director basic of police and inspector basic of police rank officers deputed to personally supervise them.
In Haryana, sniffer canine items and bomb disposal squads sanitised weak locations, the officers mentioned.
The state-level Republic Day celebrations will likely be organised at Thanesar in Kurukshetra the place Governor Bandaru Dattatreya will unfurl the nationwide flag.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will unfurl the nationwide flag in Jagadhri in Yamunanagar.
Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta and Residence Minister Anil Vij will hoist the Tricolour in Hisar, Panchkula and Ambala, respectively.