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Ahead of G-20 summit, Punjab Police conduct OPS Seal II to prevent smuggling of arms and drugs

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | March 13, 2023 10:59 PM

CHANDIGARH: With G-20 Summit is around the corner, Punjab Police have not been leaving any stone unturned on security point of view to make this event a grand success, as part of which a special operation ‘OPS Seal-II’ was conducted wherein all the vehicles entering the border state of Punjab were thoroughly checked.

The operation was conducted at all the Inter-State Boundaries of the state on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav with an aim to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the Vision of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann.

As many as 112 well-coordinated strong nakas involving over 1500 Police Personnel, were set-up under the supervision of Inspectors/DSPs at all the entry/exit points of 10 districts, which share boundaries with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Haryana. The 10 inter-state border districts include Pathankot, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Fazilka, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa, Hoshiarpur, and Bathinda.

The operation was conducted in a synchronised manner from 8am to 2pm and all the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSPs) were asked to mobilise a maximum number of officers and manpower for this operation to lay strong ‘nakas’ at sealing points under the supervision of Gazetted officers/SHOs.

Divulging details, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla as many as 5669 vehicles entering the state were checked, of which 300 were challaned and 39 were impounded.

He said that the Police have also registered 21 first information reports (FIRs) and arrested one proclaimed offender. Apart from this, the Police teams have recovered 3kg poppy husk, 3.8Kg opium, 140grams heroin and two illicit weapons, he added.

Meanwhile, the operation was aimed at preventing the influx of illegal arms & ammunition, drugs and illicit liquor in the state, besides, keeping vigil on the movement of gangsters and anti-social elements.

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