Chandigarh, November 25
A complete of 135 gazetted Punjab Police officers of various ranks have been deputed across the state as a part of a “night time domination” train to forestall any terrorist or felony act, state police chief Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota mentioned on Thursday.
Director-General of Police Singh mentioned the officers have been deputed in compliance with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s order and “we’ve intensified the night time patrolling across the state”.
While chairing a criminal offense evaluate assembly in Amritsar, Randhawa had on Tuesday directed the police power to extend night time patrolling across the state to keep up regulation and order.
On the intervening night time of Wednesday and Thursday, the deputy chief minister had additionally made shock calls to police officers deputed for night time patrolling to examine in the event that they had been on their job.
“The improvement got here at a second when Punjab has been witnessing an enormous influx of hand grenades and tiffin bombs together with different weapons,” DGP Singh mentioned in an announcement.
“Recently, the state has additionally seen a few grenade blasts, together with at CIA Nawanshahr and Cantonment space in Pathankot moreover the restoration of an unexploded hand grenade from the Zira space,” he identified.
The DGP mentioned each police district has been divided into sectors and one gazetted officer of DSP or SP rank has been deputed for every sector to make sure night time patrolling of their jurisdiction.
He mentioned other than the routine ‘naka’ (commentary posts) and car checking, the deputed officers have additionally been directed to maintain vigil at susceptible spots like railway stations, bus stands, non secular locations, RSS ‘shakhas’ and different very important spots.
District police chiefs, particularly these in border areas, have additionally been requested to present particular consideration to drones and suspicious individuals shifting within the susceptible areas. PTI