Security of VVIPs being reviewed: Punjab DGP

The security of VVIPs in Punjab is being reviewed following the arrest of two suspected Babbar Khalsa International terrorists.

Chandigarh: The security of VVIPs in Punjab
is being reviewed in the wake of the arrest by Delhi police of
two suspected Babbar Khalsa International terrorists who had
plans to assassinate some religious and political leaders.

"Yes, we are in the process of reviewing security of the
VVIPs," Punjab`s Director General of Police Anil Kaushik told
PTI over phone today.

Without disclosing the names of the VVIPs, mostly top
politicians, Kaushik said they had viewed seriously the
development leading to the arrest of the two terrorists in the
national capital.

Asked if Delhi police had written to Punjab police asking
it to beef up security of top VVIPs in the state, Kaushik said
so far they had not received any such letter.

Assembly polls in Punjab are scheduled to be held on
January 30 and over the next month there is going to be hectic
movement of the VVIPs across the state for campaigning.
After the arrest of two BKI terrorists on Friday, Delhi
police had claimed that the module had been tasked by BKI
chief Wadhawa Singh and an operative Kulbir Singh to
assassinate three religious leaders in Punjab and Haryana and
some political leaders in Punjab during the upcoming Assembly

The arrested duo -- Sarabpreet Singh alias Prince (30)
and his childhood friend Jaswinder Singh (30) -- were
allegedly waiting for a consignment of assault rifles and
rocket launchers to carry out the strikes, they said.
Jaswinder was arrested from Ropar in Punjab where he was
allegedly recruiting youths to revive insurgency in the State
while Sarabpreet was arrested from Delhi.


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