The INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala has already given a call to the party workers from across the state asking them to bring spades for digging purpose. The INLD workers will assemble at Ambala on February 23 and then march towards the Punjab to dig SYL canal from the border of Patiala district, he had claimed.
Sources in disclosed that Punjab government has written to Union Home Ministry for deputing 20 companies of paramilitary forces to prevent any untoward incident on the interstate border.
The troopers will be deployed along the Punjab-Haryana border from where the INLD workers could make their entry into the state. The Punjab government has also asked the police department to send additional police forces from all other districts to Mohali so that the state police personnel could be rushed to the troubles spots in case there is any.
In addition to this, the Punjab government in a communication, to Haryana, has asked to deploy additional police force along the interstate border and ensure that INLD workers must terminate their procession peacefully in Haryana instead of entering Punjab.
Meanwhile, the top officials of Punjab and Haryana police departments also held a meeting on the current situation erupted, after Chautala made the announcement, and discussed various modalities to maintain law and order in either the states.
They have reached to a consensus that no one will be allowed to deteriorate the law and order situation on the inter-state border.
Abhay Chautala has said accused the BJP led Haryana government for not made adequate efforts for the construction of the canal, despite the Supreme Court’s verdict in Haryana’s favour.
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