Security beefed up at railway station as I-day nears

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2015 20:16 IST

With Independence Day round the corner, security at Ludhiana railway station has been tightened.

The Ludhiana station is on high alert in the wake of recent terrorist attack in Dinanagar and placement of bomb on railway track near Pathankot.

On Monday, Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) teams did extensive checking at the railway station and also in the trains. The teams led by GRP Inspector Inderjeet Singh and RPF Inspector VK Daundhiyal checked the luggage of passengers, vendors among others at all the seven platforms. Trains like Moga Shatabdi and others were also inspected extensively.

Besides, the passengers were made aware of security measures. They were told not touch unattended luggage and inform the police in case they come across something suspicious.

RPF Inspector VK Daundhiyal said, "We are on alert and checking have been increased these days. Bunkers have been made at the main entry and exit points where the cops remain on duty round the clock with latest ammunitions."

GRP Inspector Inderjeet Singh said, "People need to be vigilant as their attentiveness can foil the attempts of creating unrest by the anti-social elements. They should inform the police if they find anything suspicious."

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