Punjab police starts night domination operations in seven districts along Indo-Pak border

The orders were issued by Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota five days after taking over as officiating DGP, Punjab

Officiating Punjab DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota (File photo)
Officiating Punjab DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota (File photo)
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In view of the current security scenario, officiating Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota on Thursday directed all the border district SSPs to start night domination operations along the Indo-Pak international border from 9 pm to 4 am.

The orders were issued by DGP Sahota five days after taking over as officiating DGP, Punjab.

The border districts include Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Batala, Amritsar Rural, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka.

The DGP also directed the border SSPs to divide their districts into sectors and depute gazetted officers for every sector, who will be personally out on night domination. The SSPs will maintain a duty roster of gazetted officers and rotate them for supervision of night domination operations, he added.

An official spokesperson of the government informed that DGP Sahota said that all nakas in the second line of defence and other sensitive locations would be manned at night under the supervision of a non-gazetted officer, while additional nakas should be put-up on ancillary roads for checking of vehicles.

"Inter-state nakas, especially on the J&K border should also be strengthened and all vehicles coming from J&K should be thoroughly checked," directed the DGP.

The SSPs have also been directed to prepare a weekly deployment plan showing the nakas and patrolling which would be approved by the Range IGP. Such weekly plans would be flexible and based on the current internal security situation.

DGP Sahota asked the SSPs to give special attention to drones and suspicious persons moving in the vulnerable areas. He also ordered the SSPs to utilise all the PCR/RRPS vehicles and bulletproof material to cover vulnerable places besides activating all the control rooms.

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