In wake of the bandh call given by various Sikh organisations, SAS Nagar is on high alert with heavy police deployment in the district to ensure law and order is kept in check.
"About 1200 cops are patrolling the area. With all the security arrangements in place we will ensure that law and order is maintained," said SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.
He added, "We will not allow anyone to take law into their hands and would definitely not allow any forceful closures. Every citizen is allowed to exercise his or her choice, and no one will be allowed to encroach upon this right."
Sikh bodies have given the call for Punjab bandh to protest against the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajona, convicted for his involvement in the assassination of former chief minister Beant Singh.
SAS Nagar district has been divided into 4 main sectors with an officer of SP rank, in-charge of each sector and 16 sub sectors. There are about 1200 cops who have been deployed on duty with 7 vehicles and 50 commandoes. Special nakas have also been set up to check all the vehicles entering the city.