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Fazilka: Keeping in view the upcoming Assembly Elections in neighbouring state Rajasthan, Punjab Police has set up 30 Special Inter-State Nakas including 5 Hi-Tech nakas at Punjab-Rajasthan Border to intensify vigil against unscrupulous elements, informed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Law & Order-cum- Nodal officer of Punjab Police for Rajasthan Elections Pradeep Kumar Yadav on Thursday.

Presiding over an inter-state coordination meeting of Punjab and Rajasthan Police Officers at Abohar in Fazilka district, IGP Pradeep Kumar Yadav discussed and evolve for robust coordination mechanism on issues including apprehension of Proclaimed Offenders (POs), Wanted Criminals, busting of illegal liquor and drug peddling networks and other issues in connection with the upcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan.

The IGP said that patrolling on the suspected routes has been intensified by Punjab Police based on the intelligence inputs. Intensive checking of liquor godowns and offices of suspected Transport companies is also being carried out regularly, he said, while adding that many vital inputs were shared on liquor and drug smuggling and properties acquired by the drug smugglers during this marathon meeting.

More than 42 POs of Rajasthan have been arrested/verified by Punjab Police during the last 7 days, he said.

IGP Yadav and IGP Bikaner Range Om Prakash along with Deputy Excise Commissioner, Ferozepur also inspected the inter-state Nakas and briefed the Police and Excise force deployed at these Nakas.

Among others, IGP Ferozepur Range Gursharan Singh Sandhu, DIG Abohar Sector BSF Vijay, SSPs of Fazilka, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Hanumangarh, Sri Ganganagar, Anupgarh, AIG Excise and Taxation Gurjot singh kaler, Joint commissioner Punjab Excise Rajpal Khera and the Nodal officers of Punjab Excise for Rajasthan Elections, AETCs of Bathinda range, Sangrur, Faridkot, Fazilka participated in the meeting.



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