Security arrangements in Punjab have been beefed up following letters received by the police threatening to carry out attacks on the Republic Day.
"We have received couple of anonymous letters written in Urdu from Kashmir that threaten to carry out attacks on R-Day in Punjab. We are leaving nothing to chance and have tightened up the security throughout the state," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Shashi Kant told PTI in Chandigarh on Thursday.
He said the police is on maximum alert and vigil has been heightened at key public places including railway stations, bus terminuses, shopping malls and cinema halls.
"We are deploying additional forces as VVIPs and other dignitaries will be attending the Republic Day parade functions at different places in the state," the DGP said.
Whereas Governor S F Rodrigues will unfurl the National Flag in Ludhiana, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will unfurl the flag at Amritsar while Sukhbir Singh Badal, who yesterday took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of state, is likely to unfurl the flag at Bathinda.
In neighbouring Haryana also, foolproof arrangements were being made in view of the R-Day celebrations. Security has been increased around vital public installations, official sources said.