Border district SSPs directed to start Night Domination Operations

CHANDIGARH, September 30:

In view of the current security scenario, Officiating Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota on Thursday directed all the Border district SSPs to start Night Domination Operations along the Indo-Pak international border from 9 pm to 4 am. The border districts include Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Batala, Amritsar Rural, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, and Fazilka.

The DGP also directed the Border SSPs to divide their districts into sectors and depute Gazetted Officer for every sector, who will be personally out on the Night Domination. The SSPs will maintain a Duty Roster of Gazetted Officers and rotate them for supervision of Night Domination Operations, he added.

DGP Sahota said that all nakas in the second line of defense and other sensitive locations would be manned at night under the supervision of a non-gazetted officer, while, additional nakas should be put up on ancillary roads for checking of vehicles. “Inter-state nakas, especially on the J&K border should also be strengthened and all vehicles coming from J&K should be thoroughly checked,” directed the DGP.

SSPs have also been directed to prepare a Weekly Deployment Plan showing the nakas and patrolling which would be approved by the Range IGP. Such Weekly Plans would be flexible and based on the current internal security situation.

DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota asked SSPs to give special attention to drones and suspicious persons moving in the vulnerable areas. He also ordered SSPs to utilise all the PCR/RRPS Vehicles and Bullet Proof Material to cover vulnerable places besides activating all the control rooms.