Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 25 companies of Central Forces arrive in Punjab

Central Forces to be deployed in vulnerable districts to instil confidence among general public, says Spl. DGP Arpit Shukla

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  • Central Forces to be deployed in vulnerable districts to instil confidence among general public, says Spl. DGP Arpit Shukla
  • CPs/SSPs asked to keep vigil around anti-social elements, carry out flag marches in their districts.

 

In order to ensure the conduct of free, fair and peaceful upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Punjab state has received 25 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) for area domination and confidence-building measures. The 25 companies include five coys of Central Reserved Police Forces (CRPF), 15 coys of Border Security Force (BSF) and five coys of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

 

Divulging more details, Special Director General of Police (Spl DGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that the forces will be deployed in vulnerable districts of the state to instil confidence among the general public as well as to dominate sensitive and hyper-sensitive areas in the state.

 

He said that mapping of vulnerable areas is also being carried out so that extra force could be deployed to avoid any untoward situation ahead of the General Elections.

 

The Spl DGP said that all the CPs/SSPs have already been asked to keep vigil around the anti-social elements and carry out flag marches in their jurisdictions to build confidence among the general public. “Punjab Police under the leadership of DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav is committed to ensuring free, fair and peaceful conduct of elections in the state,” he added.


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