Security of VVIPs being reviewed: Punjab DGP
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 22:34
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 elections.

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.


First Published: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 22:34

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