August 1, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Pathankot/ Gurdaspur: As per media reports the Punjab police has told residents of adjoining border district of Pathankot to hold Thikri Pehra (community policing in night) on a regular basis to prevent repeat of incidents like Gurdaspur Attack.
A Times of India (TOI) news report quotes Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal saying: “We are requesting villagers to hold community policing in order to keep a check on anti- social elements or any suspicious activity,” .
Meanwhile, Punjab police has stepped up security and increased vigil in the district to keep a check on any suspicious activity.
“Pathankot is located just about 30 km away from Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district, where on Monday three heavily armed gunmen had attacked passengers in a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing seven persons, including an SP.
Security has also been beefed up around border areas-Narot Jaimal Singh, Bamial and Dhar Kalan, said SSP.
Pathankot SSP further said that security has also been tightened around Ranjit Sagar Dam- a hydroelectric project located here.
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