IEP CHANDIGARH, January 25
A red alert has been sounded across the state on Wednesday to ensure peaceful celebrations of Republic Day-2023 in the border state of Punjab as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav, while reviewing the security arrangements with all the CPs/SSPs of the state, asked the district heads to ensure foolproof security arrangements in their concerned jurisdictions. He also asked all the Station House Officers (SHOs) and Gazzeted Officers to remain in the field till the culmination of the Republic Day event.
He informed that senior officers from Chandigarh have also been deputed to review security arrangements in important districts of the state and additional forces have also been deployed at the sensitive pockets.
Divulging more details, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla, who himself is camping in Jalandhar to ensure foolproof security arrangements at state-level Republic Day function, said that extensive checking of vehicles and suspicious people have also been ordered by the DGP Punjab. All the inter-state and inter-district boundaries in the state have been sealed, he added.
He also urged the people of Punjab to remain alert all the time, and immediately report to the police if they find any suspicious. “People can inform the Police on 112 or 181 helpline numbers,” he added.
Meanwhile, Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit will unfurl the national flag and take the salute during a state-level Republic Day function to be held in Jalandhar on Thursday