The Mansa police have sealed the border with Haryana in view of the panchayat elections in the state. The district police in cooperation with Haryana Police will keep a check on the possible smuggling of drugs and wine from Haryana.
The police will keep a round-the-clock vigil on the border. The police have cordoned off the area by setting up eight police barriers in Mansa. In Haryana, the police will check smuggling under Fatehabad DSP Shamsher Singh.
The wine in Haryana is cheaper than in Punjab and Indian-made liquor is allegedly smuggled from Haryana through link roads in Sardulgarh and other areas.
SSP Narinder Bhargav said, "We have deployed a heavy police force and eight police barriers have been installed to curb any trafficking in drugs. We arrested a number of people under the NDPS Act in the past two weeks and recovered drugs and liquor from them. Drugs are mostly smuggled from Haryana, so we have cordoned off the area to counter any possible smuggling of wine or drugs."
"As many as 1,752 police personnel, including three SPs, four DSPs and 20 inspectors, have been deployed and 48 patrol parties have been formed. People have deposited 9,750 weapons with the police in view of the elections," said Bhargav.