CM Bhagwant Mann said that 10 companies of paramilitary personnel have already reached Punjab, while another 10 companies will be approved by the Union Home Ministry soon. “About 2,000 additional paramilitary personnel will be deployed in Punjab to enhance security as there have been regular inputs that some elements are trying to create unrest in the state,” said CM Mann, after meeting the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
“There have been regular inputs that some miscreants are trying to create trouble in Punjab. So I have requested the Home Minister to sanction additional forces for the security of the state. Home Minister told me that there is no compromise on the national security and it is above party politics, the Centre would provide all help necessary to the Punjab Government,” CM Mann told the reporters. The assurance comes in the wake of threats that Punjab continues to face from radical Sikh elements, with the latest incident being that of an RPG attack on the Punjab police intelligence wing office in Mohali. The update on investigations into the Mohali attack as well as the recent clashes in Patiala were discussed, as told by CM Bhagwant Mann.
He further added that he has conveyed to the Home Minister about the supply of arms from across the border through drones and sought the Central Government’s assistance to tackle it.
CM Bhagwant Mann, from his official Twitter handle, has tweeted:
“Met Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji today, discussed several issues related to the farmers’ demands, representation of Punjab in BBMB, anti-drone technology and MSP on basmati in Punjab. Home Minister assured to consider all our demands.”
CM Mann also impressed upon Shah to issue notification for the purchase of Basmati on MSP saying it is need of the hour to bring the farmers out of wheat-paddy cycle for which promotion of Basmati is must. Mann said that it will help in saving the precious resource in form of water in the state and will give a boost to crop diversification. He expressed deep concern over the increasing drug and weapon smuggling from across the border through drone and impressed upon Shah to immediately provide anti-drone technology to state for foiling such attempts.