Chandigarh: With an aim to keep the city safe and alert, the Chandigarh Police on Wednesday conducted a special checking at city malls and markets.
The search operation was conducted by the team of Operation Cell under the guidance of DSP, along with the local police officials in awake of the forthcoming Independence Day. According to police, the operation began at 5.30 pm and continued till 7:00 pm. A police official said that the motive of the search operation was to keep a watch over the criminal movements in the city and also to aware general public to be alert if they found any suspicious items.
Inputs are being received on regular interval from the Intelligence department and sister agencies regarding threat from various terrorist groups to VIPs/VVIPs, vital installation,
following which such search operations are conducted. Meanwhile, forthcoming Independence Day-2016, is also a major motive of conducting the search operation, added the official.
According to police, the Operation cell Staff conducted checking/searches of various places that is Vital Installation, Inter State Bus Terminals of Sector 17 and 43, Railway Station, Airport, Malls and busy markets etc to avoid any untoward incident. Dog squads along with cops of commando staff conducted the operation. Along with checking the buses and luggage of people at ISBT and around busy markets, we also keep on briefing the local people and bus driver and conductors to keep a check on the commuters who will be travelling along.
Such random checking and search operations will continue in future as well, so that the city can be kept safe from any untoward activity, added the official.
A police with a dog squad checking the parking the Elante Mall in Chandigarh.Sanjay Ghildiyal
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