BREAKING: Punjab Govt. Orders To Deployment CRPF Personnel Around Hassanpur Village


ludhiana (Hassanpur):-

The bandobast, is in apparent preparation of an imminent showdown with Sikh hardliners supporting Khalistani activist Surat Singh, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike pressing for the release of Sikh prisoners convicted for terrorist activities.

Punjab government orders deployment CRPF personnel around Hassanpur village

Punjab’s Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government has ordered deployment of a massive posse of riot-ready Central Reserve Police Force personnel around Ludhiana’s Hassanpur Village.
The bandobast, is in apparent preparation of an imminent showdown with Sikh hardliners supporting Khalistani activist Surat Singh, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike pressing for the release of Sikh prisoners convicted for terrorist activities.
Police believe Surat Singh’s supporters have built up a substantial cache of indigenous weapons including bottles filled with petrol and trolley-loads of bricks and stones.
Officials believe a showdown would very likely follow if Surat Singh’s health deteriorates any further.
Notably, district officials from Ludhiana have been trying to persuade his supporters to convince Surat Singh to agree to medical treatment.
Meanwhile, CRPF contingents have blocked off all roads leading to Hasanpur to preempt a big gathering of people, particularly women and children, around Surat Singh.
“There is a virtual curfew in Hasanpur,” a local reporter said describing the developing situation on Sunday evening.
In a related development at Ajnala close to the India-Pakistan Border near Amritsar, Groups of Sikh hardliners professing support for Surat Singh clashed with local police on Sunday.
The clash occurred when police tried to block a protest march. The hardliners responded by stoning the cops during which at least one policeman, DSP Tilak Raj, is reported to have sustained injuries to his head.
The situation in Ajnala remains tense amid restrictions imposed by police patrols. Via India Today