Punjab: After attack on RSS leader, bikers asked not to cover face

Amritsar police commissioner Amar Singh Chahal passed orders on Saturday under section 144 CrPc. The order remains effective till October 9, 2016.

By: Express News Service | Amritsar | Published:August 14, 2016 4:16 am
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After the attack on Jagdish Gagneja by motorcycle-borne shooters last Saturday in Jalandhar, police have banned bikers from from covering their faces in parts of state.

The ban also applies to those riding pillion, police sources in Amritsar said.

There has been no headway in the Gagneja attack. Though the culprits were caught on CCTV, their identities have not come to the fore as both men had their faces covered with cloth.

With Independence Day security also on their mind, police continue to look for the men. In the last week, they have arrested six men with alleged links to Khalistan but with no record of past crime and no links to the shooting case.

Amritsar police commissioner Amar Singh Chahal passed orders on Saturday under section 144 CrPc. The order remains effective till October 9, 2016.

In Jalandhar, a notice pasted outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police had the same instruction, and warned those bikers of penalty with immediate effect.

Jalandhar Police have also asked shopkeepers to follow procedures for verifying identity while selling SIM cards. Guest houses have been also to verify identities of their clientele and install CCTV cameras in public areas of their establishments.

On Saturday, the counter-intelligence unit of Punjab police in Amritsar said they had recovered three pistols and 15 cartridges from one of three men whose arrest was announced on Thursday, in addition to the two country-made pistols recovered at the time of the arrest

The three guns,magazine and 15 cartridges were recovered from the residence of Rachhpal Singh at Khudda Ali Sher in Chandigarh, the police said.

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