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Vigil up for Independence Day
A dog squad during a search operation at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.

Vigil up for Independence Day

DCPs review security arrangements; 850 police personnel deployed in city15 Aug 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate will put in place an elaborate mechanism to ensure foolproof security arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 14

The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate will put in place an elaborate mechanism to ensure foolproof security arrangements during the Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here.

Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) Gurmeet Singh and PBS Parmar on Tuesday jointly held a review meeting for finalising security arrangements at the venue of the function. Presiding over the meeting, they said the police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city in the wake of the ensuing celebrations.

They said security had already been beefed up and the entire area around the venue had been cordoned off by the police. As many as 850 police personnel have been deployed.

Both officers said CCTV cameras had been installed at the venue to keep a regular check in and around the stadium.

Security had also been enhanced in the city to check any sort of anti-social activity, they said.

The DCPs said a round-the-clock vigil was being kept in the city for which various patrolling parties of the police had been set up. Senior officials had been instructed to conduct night domination in the city to keep a strict eye on the law and order situation.

They said a control room had also been set up at the stadium by them to regularly monitor the situation. Regular anti-sabotage checking was being done in and around the stadium, besides firefighting and medical teams had been deployed.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioners of Police, along with other officers, also visited the stadium to take stock of the security arrangements at the ground level. They also passed on necessary directions to the officials for the smooth conduct of the celebrations.

Top cops visit venue

Deputy Commissioners of Police Gurmeet Singh and PBS Parmar, along with other officials, also visited the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, the venue for the Independence Day function, to take stock of the security arrangements at the ground level. They also passed on necessary directions to the officials for the smooth conduct of the celebrations.

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