The police force in Haryana has been put on high alert and security beefed up in and around all prisons in the state in the wake of the sensational Nabha jailbreak incident at Patiala in neighbouring Punjab on Sunday. “The borders with Patiala and the adjoining borders with Ambala, Kaithal and Jind have been sealed,” Haryana Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mohd Akil, said in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Besides, checking is being carried out by putting up ‘nakas’, he said. “Special teams trained in anti-terrorist activities have been deputed in the state. The police force in both states is working in perfect coordination with each other,” he said. Akil further said that the Haryana Police would leave no stone unturned in tracing the terrorists who escaped from the Nabha maximum security jail.
“Directions had been issued to tighten the security outside all jails in Haryana. High alert has been issued in all districts of the state,” he added. Meanwhile, in the wake of the Nabha jailbreak incident in Punjab, Haryana’s Director General of Prisons, Yashpal Singal Sunday directed all prison officers to step up security in and around all prisons in the State, besides enhancing surveillance and carrying out comprehensive search campaigns.
Singal also directed all Superintendents of Jails to conduct meetings at their own level to review security measures in jails and ensure their effective implementation. He also directed them to maintain vigil regarding any kind of suspicious activity in the vicinity of jail in collaboration with the district police.
In a sensational jailbreak incident, a group of armed men in police uniform on Sunday attacked the high-security Nabha Jail in Punjab’s Patiala district and escaped with six prisoners, including a Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo.