Will visit some affected areas on Sunday to thank people, security forces
Chandigarh, August 26 (Wishav Warta) – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday called up the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) of the sensitive districts where law and order was successfully maintained under tough conditions, despite widespread violence in neighbouring Haryana in the wake of the court verdict in the Ram Rahim rape case on Friday.
Captain Amarinder is also scheduled to tour some of the vulnerable areas in these districts to personally thank the people and the security forces for ensuring peace and tranquility in the face of serious provocation by Dera Sacha Sauda supporters.
An official spokesperson said the Chief Minister will tour the areas of Mansa, Maur, Bathinda and Balluana (railway station), before concluding his visit in Malout. He will be accompanied by senior administrative and police officials, and will assess the damage, if any, on the ground.
The Chief Minister has already directed the concerned officials to make a list of properties damaged in the minor incidents of sporadic violence reported yesterday in the state. The government will submit the list to the Punjab & Haryana High Court, which has ordered recovery of compensation from the Dera.
The spokesperson disclosed that during his brief telephonic conversations with the DCs and SPs of the affected areas, the Chief Minister lauded their good work. He directed the officials to continue to monitor the situation on the ground till normalcy is completely restored and to take all necessary steps to maintain law and order when the court announces the quantum of sentence against Ram Rahim on Monday.
The Chief Minister also assured the DCs and SPs of all possible support from the government to ensure that the peace and tranquility of their districts is not disrupted at any cost.