Amarinder Singh assures peace in Punjab

Ellen Mills
August 27, 2017

Punjab Chief Minister, Amrinder Singh has said that if the situation demands, we would impose curfew in Punjab. The CM expressed shock and said the situation was allowed to escalate by the Haryana Government.

Singh said curfew has been lifted in three districts of the state.

Sources said all measures are being taken to ensure that there is no repeat of Friday's violence in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi.

But Amarinder admitted that talks were held between Punjab and Haryana intelligence officials if not CMs and police chiefs.

In the same breath, Khaira castigated the Haryana and Punjab governments for failing to maintain law and order after the verdict against the Dera chief was pronounced.

"Fault was in allowing people to gather in Panchkula when the verdict was coming; should have known that there could be a problem", said Amarinder Singh.

Following which, the security forces opened fire to control the mob. Responding to another question, Captain Amarinder said there had been no contact between him and the chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, though the Punjab DGP had been in regular touch with his counterpart there.

He also said that people are scared and there is a panic like situation in the state.

The situation in Haryana's Sirsa, the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, 260 km from here, was tense as over one lakh followers were still camping there.

They were Patiala, Sangrur, Ferozepur, Mansa, Faridkot, Bathinda and two sub-divisions Malout in Muktsar Sahib and Abohar in Fazilka district.

- Section 144 imposed in Uttarakhand's Nainital and Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged officials to work round the clock to restore normalcy and provide all possible assistance that is required.

After a CBI court's verdict on Friday, the Dera supporters went berserk setting ablaze vehicles and damaging properties in Haryana's Panchkula town.

- Madhur Verma of Delhi Police confirmed that Dera Sacha Sauda followers tried to create mischief, following which a case has been registered.

- Six private commandos of Ram Rahim Singh arrested by Chandigarh Police, weapons and petrol cans seized from them.

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