Jalandhar, January 11
Security has been stepped up in the city ahead of Republic Day and the police have intensified checking at the bus stand, railway station, guest houses and hotels. Vehicles, especially from other states, are also being checked.
Division No. 6 SHO Onkar Singh Brar, along with a Special Operation Group team, dog squad and women police personnel stepped up vigil in areas near bus stand in the wee hours today. Dhabas, hotels and guest houses were closely examined and no person was allowed to stay in hotels without identity proof.
Hotel and guest house managers were also told to check credentials of people visiting them. Staff at hotels have been directed to check luggage of their customers to ensure safety of residents. Strict instructions were given to the traffic police to control the traffic to avoid jams on the bus stand road and ensure that no auto-rickshaws should be parked on the road.
Talking about security checks in the city, Brar said: “As Republic Day draws near, we are carrying out routine security checks in the city. Heavy police force and special operation teams have been deployed at Model Town, near Curo Mall, bus stand and at entry and exit points of the city.
Police officers had been checking luggage and identity cards of travellers to keep an eye on anti-social elements and suspicious activities, he added. — OC