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RAM RAHIM CASE VERDICT
Section 144 imposed in Punjab; Schools, Colleges to remain closed on August 25
23.08.17 - TEAM PT
Section 144 imposed in Punjab; Schools, Colleges to remain closed on August 25



Section 144 has been imposed, and all schools and colleges in Punjab have been ordered to remain shut on August 25, in view of the upcoming court verdict in the Ram Rahim rape case.

A complete ban has been issued on carrying of firearms, with orders to shut down the private gun houses selling arms and ammunition to license holders, till the situation normalises, an official spokesperson disclosed after a meeting convened by the Chief Minister on Wednesday evening to review the state’s security arrangements with the police top brass ahead of the judgement.

The Chief Minister has also ordered withdrawal of 1000 police personnel from VVIP security for deployment on field duty to strengthen the security blanket in the state, an official spokesperson said after the meeting, attended, among others, by DGP Suresh Arora, DGP Intelligence Dinkar Gupta and DGP Law & Order HS Dhillon.

The Centre has sanctioned an additional 10 companies of paramilitary forces to maintain law and order in the state. A total of 85 central companies along with thousands of policemen on the ground will maintain a tight vigil, especially in the vulnerable areas of Moga, Bathinda, Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala and Ludhiana, said the spokesperson.

Amarinder has asked the police officials to fan out across the sensitive districts to ensure that there is no disruption of the law and order in the state in view of the impending order. Security has been tightened along the state’s borders with Haryana, as well as the connecting roads to prevent any incursions, said the spokesperson.

Captain has ordered senior officers to personally monitor the situation on the ground, with the DGP visiting the various sensitive districts to review the preparations ahead of the verdict in the sensitive case. He also ordered the DGP intelligence to ensure strict monitoring of  social media and effectively thwart any attempts by rumour mongers to spread unrest.
 
Amid intelligence reports of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, of which Ram Rahim is the chief, stocking petrol and arms at the Dera’s Naam Charcha Ghars, the Chief Minister has directed the police to crack down on elements trying to disrupt Punjab’s peace and tranquility.

The police have seized five walkie-talkies from suspected Dera followers and are moving to identify the various locations suspected to be housing dangerous weapons of any kind. A close watch is being maintained at all such places and the police are ready to move in at the slightest sign of trouble, said the spokesperson.

The Chief Minister has meanwhile once again appealed to the people to maintain peace at all costs and not to get provoked by elements trying to disrupt the state’s law and order. The court’s verdict should be accepted by one and all, he stressed.




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Court Verdict In Ram Rahim Case
Won't let peace be disrupted at any cost: Amarinder
22.08.17 - TEAM PT
Won't let peace be disrupted at any cost: Amarinder



Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has warned against any attempts to disrupt the state’s law and order in view of the upcoming court verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Interacting with mediapersons after a meeting with Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the Chief Minister said his government would not allow any disruption of law and order at any count and directed the state police to thwart any attempt to destroy peace.

The state had received 75 companies of central forces to maintain security and all steps were being taken to ensure that law and order is not disturbed in any way in the wake of the court orders, Amarinder said.

The people should accept any court judgement, said Captain Amarinder, appealing to all to maintain peace.

Punjab is on high alert in view of the upcoming judgement by a Panchkula court on August 25 in a case of rape registered against the Dera chief by the Haryana police.
 
The Chief Minister has directed DGP Suresh Arora to personally visit the sensitive areas and put fool-proof security network in place to prevent any untoward incident.

As part of the precautionary measures, the DGP, alongwith DGP Law & Order and DGP Intelligence, held meetings with District Magistrates, Punjab Police officers till SHO level, and senior paramilitary officers to discuss the security arrangements. A detailed intelligence briefing was given to the officers on available inputs about the plans of Dera Sacha Sauda followers and other groups/individuals.

The meetings also discussed preventive and precautionary security measures to be taken on the ground to uphold the Rule of Law, instil a sense of security, and protect the life and property of the people of the State under any circumstances.

The DGP directed the officials to take all possible measures to ensure that no harassment is caused to law abiding citizens of any community. Firm action should be taken against mischief makers and trouble creators, he further said.

The DGP also apprised the police officers of the designs of anti-national forces that have been trying to drive a wedge between various communities living peacefully in the State.

Meanwhile, heavy police bandobast has been made in Bathinda, which shares its border with Sirsa – the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda. On Monday, the police held a flag march, along with paramilitary forces, the CRPF and Rapid Action Force (RAF). A similar march was also conducted in Moga. Police are also in touch with the Dera followers and have appealed to them to maintain peace.

The DGP has been provided with the Punjab Government chopper to conduct aerial survey of the sensitive areas. He has also been directed to continue to main maintain a close vigil, on the ground, in the sensitive areas.

The Chief Minister has held high-level meetings with top security, intelligence and administrative officials in the state to take inputs on the situation on the ground. He has directed all officials to act with an iron hand against any elements found indulging in rumour mongering or resorting to provocative statements or acts.

He has also appealed to leaders of all political parties to rise above political lines and help in maintaining peace and communal harmony in the State.




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To take up Punjab’s case
Amarinder protests special incentives for hill states
18.08.17 - TEAM PT
Amarinder protests special incentives for hill states



Opposing the Centre's decision to extend special incentives to the hill states, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said he would pursue Punjab's demand for extending similar incentives to the border areas and 'Kandi' (sub mountainous) belt. 
 
Talking to mediapersons after inaugurating an exhibition organised by the Photo Journalists Welfare Association in Chandigarh, the CM said the Kandi belt and the border areas also have special problems and deserve to be put at par with hill states in terms of the incentives given by the Centre.

Capt said his government had taken up the issue with the Centre earlier also and will pursue the case more aggressively now that the decision on the hill states had been taken.
 
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said on Wednesday that industries in the north eastern and Himalayan states will continue to get tax exemption till March 2027, albeit as refund, under the current GST regime which was rolled out on July 1.
 
In response to a question on the upcoming verdict on Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Ram Rahim, the Chief Minister made it clear that nobody would be allowed to disturb the state’s law and order. He said he had directed the police department to remain alert against any attempt to disrupt peace in Punjab. Peace had to be maintained at all costs in order to ensure the state’s progress, he added.
 
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also condoled veteran photographer S Paul, who passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday. A two-minute silence was observed in memory of the award-winning photo journalist.

Captain Amarinder also announced a Running Trophy for the Best Photographer of the Year, to be presented in December every year.
 
The 3-day exhibition has 109 photographs of 59 photographers on display. In addition, the exhibition has photographs clicked by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and Amarinder. 

Referring to his photographs, the chief minister said he had clicked them in South Africa a long time ago.




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Disgraceful conduct
Congress must take disciplinary action against the ‘buffoons’, demands Bir Devinder Singh
17.08.17 - TEAM PT
Congress must take disciplinary action against the ‘buffoons’, demands Bir Devinder Singh



PATIALA, AUGUST 17: Punjab Congress Committee President must take strict disciplinary action against the erring congress leaders of district Ferozepur for their inappropriate and erroneous conduct, demanded Bir Devinder Singh the former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

In a strongly worded statement issued today, Bir Devinder alleged that the congress leaders have disgraced the solemn occasion of Independence Day by jumping illegitimately on the police gypsy while the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was inspecting the ceremonial Guard of Honour, after hoisting the National Flag on Independence Day at Ferozepur.
 
Bir Devinder further said that, While there are reports that an inspector of police has been placed under suspension and some Deputy Superintendents of police has been called to explain their conduct for the lapses, who tried to dissuade the congress leaders not to jump on the gypsy of the Chief Guest. But the improper conduct of the senior congress leaders, including one Congress MLA Satkar Kaur and Former Minister Inderjit Singh Zira should not go unnoticed by the Chief Minister and the PCC President.
 
 

He further said that, Congress today is 132 Years grand old Political Party, credited with achieving the freedom for India and thereafter Governing the Country for decades, that too very efficiently. Therefore the top leadership of the party should not be seen to approve or just overlook the public display of such utter nuisance.
 
The foolish act of the congressmen in question has brought shame to the value based culture of the grand old party. Therefore some tangible semblance of disapproving the scruffiness of the congressmen who acted as ‘buffoons’ in the full public view, must surface in the mainstream media, signalling the ‘No Nonsense’ message to the congressmen across the State in order to advise them to observe decency and decorum in the Public functions, said Bir Devinder.




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SAD appoints Aujla and Mahajan as senior advisors, public grievances
17.08.17 - TEAM PT
SAD appoints Aujla and Mahajan as senior advisors, public grievances



The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today appointed former civil officers – P S Aujla and Ajay Mahajan (above) as Senior Advisors to SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal for Public Grievances.

Disclosing this, the SAD President’s Media Advisor Jangveer Singh said the party was confident that both officers, who had retired after a glittering career in the Punjab government, would lend value to the SAD in their new role. Both officers have held several responsibilities and have an impeccable record of public inter-face. The officers will assume their new duties immediately and will hold meetings to know about injustices being meted out to the common man besides forming a public redressal forum.

While Aujla, an IAS officer, has earlier served as principal secretary to the Deputy chief minister, Punjab, Mahajan has served as special principal secretary to the Deputy CM, Punjab.




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