Four companies of paramilitary forces reach Amritsar for upcoming poll

Punjab Police, too, on alert; take out flag march in city

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 10

Four companies of paramilitary forces — three of CRPF and one of the BSF — have arrived in the city for the upcoming Assembly poll scheduled to be held on February 14, while more are likely to join in the near future.

Punjab Police and paramilitary forces during a joint flag march in Amritsar on Monday. Vishal Kumar

DCP (law and order) Parminder Singh Bhandal led the team and took out a flag march from Hall Gate to the Golden Temple area. He said along with three companies of paramilitary forces, around 2,500 cops took out the flag march in three zones

The Punjab Police, too, are on alert following seizure of explosive materials and weapons smuggled from across the Indo-Pak border. According to intelligence sources, there was a high possibility that anti-national forces would try to create trouble in the poll process.

The city police headed by senior police officials carried out a flag march on Monday in three places for inculcating a sense of security among the general public.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) Parminder Singh Bhandal led the team and took out a flag march from Hall gate to the Golden Temple area. He said along with three companies of paramilitary forces, around 2,500 cops took out the flag march in three zones.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, City-I, Navjot Singh led the team by holding the flag march in Hall Gate, Lahori Gate, Chatiwind Gate and its adjoining areas. ADCP City-II Prabhjot Singh Virk led the flag march from India Gate, Chheharta, Guru Nanak Dev University, Cantonment Chowk, Railway Station, Lawrence Road and Ranjit Avenue. Similarly, Jugraj Singh, ADCP City-III, headed the flag march from Golden Gate, Maqboolpura Chowk to Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar areas.

DCP Bhandal said the Punjab Police were determined to hold the Assembly poll in a fair and free manner. He said nobody would be allowed to take law into their hands and vitiate the peaceful atmosphere by creating law and order problem. He also appealed to the arms licence holders to deposit their arms with the police or with the respective gun houses. He also urged people to follow the government and Health Department’s guidelines regarding the pandemic. 

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