Punjab police, paramilitary forces carry out flag marches across state

  • | Tuesday | 2nd April, 2024

In a bid to fortify security measures and instill a sense of confidence among citizens ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, Punjab Police, in collaboration with Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), on Monday conducted a series of flag marches across vulnerable zones in the State. The comprehensive endeavour was aimed to bolster public assurance while equipping law enforcement agencies to manage any potential disruptions during the electoral process slated for June 1.   The states Special Director General of Police (Special DGP), Law and Order, Arpit Shukla, affirmed the strategic significance of the operations, citing directives from Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav.   Teams of police personnel, under the leadership of Commissioners of Police (CPs) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs), orchestrated synchronized flag marches spanning all 28 police districts from 11 am to 3 pm. Shukla underscored the dual objectives of uplifting public morale and enhancing the preparedness of law enforcement personnel to address contingencies effectively.   In addition to the flag marches, CPs and SSPs received mandates to intensify security measures by establishing special checkpoints and augmenting patrol teams across the State.   Border district SSPs received specific directives to fortify borders by implementing inter-state checkpoints to monitor the movement of criminals, bootleggers, and drug smugglers rigorously. To check their movement, SSPs of border districts have been asked to not let anyone enter or exit the State without frisking and thorough checking of their vehicle.   The installation of 57 permanent, 149 temporary, and 11 hi-tech checkpoints equipped with sophisticated surveillance apparatus have been installed to secure all 217 entry or exit points.   Furthermore, to bolster existing security apparatus, 25 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) were deployed across vulnerable districts. This deployment, comprising five companies each of Central Reserved Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), aims to assert dominance over sensitive and hyper-sensitive areas.   Special DGP Arpit Shukla reiterated Punjab Polices dedication to uphold the states esteemed tradition of ensuring transparent, fair, and peaceful electoral processes. He emphasized strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct and all directives issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ensure the integrity of the electoral process.   Meanwhile, in tandem with the election preparations, Punjab Police undertook a specialized campaign targeting proclaimed offenders (POs). The enforcement drive, initiated following the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, culminated in the successful apprehension of 416 absconders, underscoring law enforcements unwavering commitment to maintaining law and order.

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