Security has been tightened across Punjab, especially in border districts, and Haryana and Chandigarh ahead of Independence Day. Security has been strengthened at the venues where dignitaries will unfurl the Tricolour. A strict vigil is being maintained at important railway stations including Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Panipat, Ambala, besides key inter-state bus terminals and other vital installations, the officials said on Saturday. Special security arrangements have been made in border districts in Punjab, they said.
“Foolproof security measures have been put in place,” the official said. Checking of vehicles has been intensified, they said. Meanwhile, police across Punjab, neighbouring Haryana and Chandigarh have asked operators of guest houses, cyber cafes, telephone booths and taxi services to keep a watch on their customers and report on movement of any suspicious persons.
Police and other security personnel have intensified checking of vehicles in the two states and Chandigarh. Barricading and checking has also been intensified at the inter-state borders.