SYL canal issue: Four PML companies deployed along Punjab-Haryana border

Inspector General of Police (Patiala Zone) Paramraj Singh Umranangal confirmed the deployment of four companies of Para Military Forces.

By: PTI | Patiala | Published:November 13, 2016 7:29 pm

Four companies of Para Military Forces were deployed on Sunday as a security measure to prevent escalation of any tension due to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. Inspector General of Police (Patiala Zone) Paramraj Singh Umranangal confirmed the deployment of four companies of Para Military Forces.

He said that two companies have been deployed in Patiala district and one each in Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib district. He said that the deployment is concentrated over the Punjab and Haryana border and along the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

Meanwhile, Patiala police chief Gurmeet Chauhan said that flag marches were conducted in Rajpura and Patran area of Patiala district. The Supreme Court on Thursday held as unconstitutional the 2004 law passed by Punjab to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states.