The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 11
In order to ensure peaceful conduct of ongoing grand event G-20 Summit in New Delhi as per the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Police on Sunday conducted a special operation ‘OPS Seal-4’ and checked all the vehicles entering and exiting the state to keep vigil at gangsters and anti-social elements.
The operation was conducted in a synchronised manner from 8am to 2pm, jointly with the police forces of four neighbouring states— Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir— and Union Territory Chandigarh on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.
Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that in wake of ongoing G-20 Summit, SSPs of border districts were asked to put strong nakas at inter state-boundaries in coordination with your counterparts in adjoining states to ensure checking of all the vehicles as part of ‘OPS Seal-4’. He said that SSPs were asked to mobilise maximum number of officers and manpower for this operation to lay strong ‘nakas’ at sealing points.
He said that as many as 104 well-coordinated strong nakas involving 1000+ Police Personnel were set up under the supervision of Inspectors/DSPs at all the entry/exit points of 10 districts, which share boundaries with four border states and UT Chandigarh. The 10 inter-state border districts include Pathankot, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Fazilka, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda.
The Special DGP said that as many as 3624 vehicles entering the state were checked, of which 151 were challaned and 17 were impounded. The Police have also registered 49 first information reports (FIRs) after arresting 64 persons. The police teams have also arrested one proclaimed offender.
Apart from this, the Police teams have recovered two pistols along with ammunition, Rs 1.48 lakhs cash, 667 grams heroin, 35kg poppy husk, 40 grams smack, 9275 bottles of licit and 170 bottles of illicit liquor. The police teams have also rounded up 721 suspicious persons for questioning.
Meanwhile, Police teams have also carried out checking at 878 Churches and 78 Naam Charcha Ghars across the state to review the security arrangements and make sure that closed-circuit Television (CCTv) cameras are installed and functioning.