The authorities in Punjab have sounded a red alert on Wednesday in view of the Republic Day celebrations across the State bordering Pakistan on Thursday.
Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit is scheduled to unfurl the National Flag in the State-level Republic Day function in Jalandhar.
State Director General of Police (DGP), Gaurav Yadav, reviewed the security arrangements with senior officers and asked the district heads to ensure foolproof security arrangements for the peaceful celebration of the red letter day.
He also asked all the Station House Officers (SHOs) and gazetted officers to remain in the field till the culmination of the event.
Senior officers from Chandigarh have also been deputed to review security arrangements in all important districts of the State and additional forces have also been deployed at the sensitive pockets.
Divulging details, additional DGP (ADGP) law and order Arpit Shukla, who himself is camping in Jalandhar to ensure foolproof security arrangements at the State-level Republic Day function, said that extensive checking of vehicles and suspicious people, have also been ordered by the DGP. All the inter-state and inter-district boundaries in the State have been sealed, he added.
Shukla also urged the people to remain alert all the time and immediately report to the police if they find anything suspicious.