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CHANDIGARH, (Gurpreet) In order to ensure security at all the religious places and keeping strict vigil on mischievous elements, Punjab Police on Tuesday conducted a special checking at all such institutions including Gurdwaras, Temples and Churches to review the security arrangements and make sure that closed-circuit Television (CCTv) cameras are installed and working. The checking was conducted in all the 28 Police districts of the state on the directions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.

Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla said that CPs/SSPs were directed to depute one team under additional Station House Officer (SHO) of each police station to visit all the religious places in their jurisdiction and hold security review meetings with the members of management committees.

At least 549 Police teams, involving 2800 Police personnel, carried out checking at as many as 7612 Gurdwaras, 2236 Temples and 795 Churches across the state, he added.

Special DGP Arpit Shukla also urged management committees of all the Gurdwaras, Temples and Churches to always remain alert and vigilant to prevent any untoward incident at their respective religious institutions. He asked them to ensure weekly checking of CCTv cameras to make sure that they are in working condition.

He also advised the management committees to depute security guards at the entry gate of their respective religious places.

Meanwhile, CPs/SSPs are also directed to increase Police Patrolling around all the religious places to intensify surveillance on anti-social elements.

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