Tribune News Service
Bathinda, May 21
The Punjab-Haryana inter-state border falling in Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar districts of the state have virtually been sealed. Paramilitary forces, Punjab Armed Police (PAP), Punjab Police Commandos and Punjab Police personnel have been deployed.
The Haryana government has also deployed its own police personnel apart from men from paramilitary forces on its border touching Punjab. Police sources said the Punjab Police authorities had deployed nine companies of the BSF and Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Bathinda and Mansa district alone.
Information gathered by TNS revealed that deputy commissioner of Sirsa district in Haryana along with senior police officials held a meeting with senior police officials of Bathinda and Muktsar districts late in the evening for better coordination.
Jatinder Jain, DIG, Faridkot range, added that no body would be allowed to brandish weapons. He pointed out that peace committees had been formed at village level and policemen up to the rank of constable had been directed to be in touch with prominent persons of their area for maintaining peace.
Meanwhile, district magistrate Rahul Bhandari ordered the closure of all schools and colleges dotting this district on May 22.