Security was beefed up in the city on Monday in view of the Punjab bandh call and the campaigns launched to save Balwant Singh Rajoana from the gallows.
Four companies of the Border Security Force (BSF) and two companies of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) reached here and were deployed at key locations, including entry points of the city and the railway station.
Led by local police officials, a flag march was conducted by PAP companies in Putlighar and Chhehertta areas.
Vehicles entering the city were thoroughly checked by the BSF and the police.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Amritsar police commissioner RP Mittal said, “The basic aim is to ensure law and order. Fifteen points along the city bypass and other locations have been identified for BSF deployment.”
Police sources said security arrangements were also reviewed in the border districts of Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur.
Various Sikh organisations have given a call for Punjab bandh on March 28 and appealed to commercial, educational and other establishments to remain closed.