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Shimla/ Nahan March 20- Arrest of Amritpal Singh in Punjab: Security beefed on border areas of HP 

The Himachal Pradesh Police have beefed up the security along the borders after action against Pro-Khalistan Amritpal Singh in Punjab. Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu gave a statement to media here today that security has been beefed up on the porous borders of the state. He said that DGP was being directed to keep an on any unwanted anti-social elements without disturbing the peaceful commute of visitors coming in Himachal Pradesh from outside.
He said that though there is no threat, however it was being done as precautionary measure. He said that communication is being established with the Chief Minister of Punjab about advance information of any untoward incident, moving towards Himachal Pradesh.
Among border districts, Superintendent of Police, Sirmaur, Raman Kumar Meena said that police vigil has been increased on the border area of District Sirmaur.” These  days Hola Mohalla is going in Paonta Sahib, due to which the security  on the border has also been beefed up. SP added that vehicles entering in the State are being routinely checked to ensure that no anti-social elements, make their way inside the Devbhoomi.
In view of this, District Sirmaur Police has deployed additional police force on the borders of the state. Additional security forces have been deployed especially at Kala Amb, Baharal and Govindgarh Ghat, which are the gateways of district Sirmaur. At the same time, additional security has been increased in border area of Kala Amb, Baharal, Haripur khol and Paonta Sahib of Sirmaur.
Sirmaur’s borders are adjacent to the neighbouring states of Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, and vigil has been increased at all entry points.  Apart from this, instructions have been issued to the policemen in plain clothes to be vigilant at the entry points.
In Una district also the police have also put up additional ‘nakkas’ adjoining Nangal at Bathari, Marwari, Santoshgarh, Mehatpur various places.   On the instructions of SP Una Arjit Sen Thakur, all the entry gates adjacent to the state of Punjab have been guarded by the police.
On the other hand, vigil in BBN of Solan has been increased on the borders with Punjab. Armed police personnel have taken charge at four entry points along the Punjab border. At the same time, CCTV cameras are also being monitored at Bagheri, Dabhota, Dherawal and Navagram barriers.  Another district Kangra, which also shares borders with Punjab. Here too, vigil has been increased.


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