Cops on alert, keeping tight vigil on Amritsar-Attari road

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Attari
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2015 20:29 IST

After the Dinanagar terror strike in Gurdaspur district on Monday, the Punjab Police have enhanced vigil on the Amritsar-Attari road, keeping tabs on all those going the border to watch retreat ceremony.

Cemented nakas (barricades) have been raised about 2 km from the border, where policemen armed with light machine guns (LMGs) keeping tight vigil on movements.

Besides, police are noting down the registration number of vehicles going towards the border and checking ID proof of drivers. Everyday tourists in hundreds of vehicles, both personal and hired, reach the border to watch retreat ceremony.

Although, the naka on the road that leads to Attari railway station is in place for long, the practice of noting down vehicles’ registration number and checking ID proof of the drivers started after the Dinanagar terror attack.

At Attari, police are also checking belongings of visitors.

BSF keeping tight watch on ceremony

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans are keeping a tight watch on retreat ceremony, which attracts thousands of visitors daily.

After the terror attack in Dinanagar, the BSF has increased the number of troops deployed in the ceremony area.

Talking to Hindustan Times, a BSF official said, “We have beefed up security and deployed more personnel. We are keeping a close eye on the ceremony area and ensuring that no baggage enters there.”

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