SSP takes stock of security arrangements at Nabha jail
In the wake of the Dinanagar terrorist attack on Monday, the Patiala police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure security arrangements in and around district, with senior officers overseeing arrangements while deploying maximum security at the Nabha central jail.
On Wednesday, Patiala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, along with a battery of other senior police officials, conducted surprise inspection on the Nabha jail premises to take stock of security arrangements.
Nabha prison is house of several Sikh hardliners and other high-profile criminals, who have been lodged for past several years, while many of them since the days of militancy.
As per information, police officials discussed security arrangements in details with jail staff and also cross-checked necessary security measures taken by the jail management to avoid any untoward incident.
After the attack, after a span of more than 20 years, central and state intelligence agencies and Punjab Police are keeping close tabs on activities of Khalistan sympathisers and other anti-state elements.
Notably, after repeated demands of the release of Sikh prisoners — a hunger strike by Surat Singh khalsa, who is presently admitted at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana — pro-Khalistan sentiment is running high across the state for the past several days.
Expressing satisfaction over security arrangements at Nabha jail, Chauhan said: “Though it is a routine inspection, it is necessary to ensure jail’s security as many terrorists are lodged in the jail. The jail staff have been directed to update senior officials from time to time about the security measures,” said Chauhan.
Besides Nabha jail, elaborated security arrangements have been made at several places, including checking of vehicles, to keep check on anti-state elements.
The ruling BJP in Karnataka will be holding 'Janotsava' rally in Doddaballapura on August 28 to mark the completion of Basavaraj Bommai-led government's one year in office and the saffron party being in power for three years in the state. A meeting headed by Chief Minister Bommai was held to discuss the preparations for this event on Tuesday night at his official residence, his office said in a statement.
The maximum temperature in Mumbai is expected to hover around 27 degrees as the city may witness moderate to heavy rainfall on Wednesday. The minimum temperature will stay around 24 degrees. “There will be a high tide of 4.39 metres in the Arabian Sea here at 2.57pm,” an official said. Mumbai witnessed heavy showers on Tuesday as the rain intensity increased in the city after a gap of a few days.
The Union animal husbandry and dairying minister, Parshottam Rupala, who was in Chandigarh on Tuesday to review the situation prevalent due to the lumpy skin disease (LSD) in livestock, said that so far eight Haryana districts have remained unaffected by this disease. “The Union minister said the Haryana government has been making efforts to tackle this disease,” an official spokesperson said. Among the most affected districts are Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Palwal.
Spurring medal-winning sportspersons from Haryana to help train sportspersons who can bring more medals at international sporting events, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday gave the slogan of 'Padak Lao Padak Badhao' to the players of the state. The CM, who was speaking at a function organised in Gurugram in honour the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medal winners, said that medal-winning players will have to prepare five-10 players like themselves.
Two miscreants have allegedly snatched Rs 8 lakh from a labour contractor at a railway station in Karnal. Police said the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Sita Ram of Nilokheri, reached the railway station to board a train. After receiving the information, a police team reached the spot and started investigations. In his police complaint, Sita Ram alleged that his brother-in-law Umesh has a contract to provide labourers to brick kilns.