Keeping in view the frequent protests by those seeking government jobs and various government employees’ unions in support of their demands being held in this city of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the local authorities on Sunday undertook an intensive law and order drill to put in place as security plan.
As Khattar has no personal property in the city, the irrigation department rest house is used as his camp office here. Khattar meets people and officials at the rest house which is located on the Mall Road that is popularly known as Thandi Sadak.
The authorities on Sunday announced that no protest march would be allowed to go near the Mall Road as it disturbs traffic movement in the city limits.
Under the supervision of inspector general of police Hanif Qureshi, police officials of various ranks were called in the old city locality for a security drill. Superintendent of police Abhishek Garg said that it had been decided that no protest procession would be allowed to step beyond Gandhi Chowk near the upcoming Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College.
“We advise public to hold protests at the designated places and a delegation of 5 to 8 people should go while handing over a memorandum.
Police do not want to infringe upon anyone’s right to protest, but we are aiming at ensuring the law and order and smooth vehicular movement in the city,” he said. Meanwhile, the authorities have formed three permanent police companies, comprising 120 cops each, including women, to handle any situation.