Captain orders police to ‘use all options’ to keep peace

By 24th August 2017 0 Comments

The Punjab government has imposed prohibitory order against assembly of people, under section 144, across the entire state with immediate effect and decided to shut all schools and colleges in Punjab on August 25, the day of the court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim .

CM Capt Amarinder Singh also ordered withdrawal of 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security for deployment on field duty to strengthen the security blanket in the state, the spokesperson said. The meeting was attended, among others, by director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora, DGP (intelligence) Dinkar Gupta and DGP (law and order) Hardeep Singh Dhillon.
“The CM is very strict on the issue and his orders are: ‘Don’t allow anybody to take law in his hands.’ His message is that the state has to maintain peace by using all options,” said an officer who did not want to be named.
Punjab has also received an additional 10 companies of the Border Security Force (BSF), which now means 85 central paramilitary companies along with thousands of policemen on the ground will maintain a tight vigil, especially in the vulnerable areas of Moga, Bathinda, Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala and Ludhiana, where the dera, headquartered in Sirsa in neighbouring Haryana, has significant following.
Source said the Centre is ready to depute more companies to Punjab after the state home secretary apprised the Union Home secretary of the situation.

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