Bathinda security has been beefed up ahead of the state’s Baisakhi celebrations, following an unverified video of Khalistani preacher and ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh urging followers to spread the word for the large congregation on Baisakhi to discuss issues before the Sikh community.
Additional Director General of Police, Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, said the security arrangement is a positive message that the situation is normal in Punjab. “We have made elaborate security arrangements. We are here for the convenience of people. We want more and more people to visit the state on Baisakhi. No restrictions have been imposed,” said the ADGP on security arrangements in Bathinda ahead of Baisakhi celebrations on April 14.
“We are working continuously for the safety and security of the people in Amritsar. Right now, we are more focused on the management of traffic as Baisakhi is around the corner. If Amritpal wants to surrender, we will do our bit according to the law,” he said.
Earlier, the fugitive Khalistan leader purportedly appeared in a new video saying he was not “a fugitive” and will soon “appear in front of the world”.