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Bhagwant Mann Sarkar withdraws security of 424 VIPs; 10 personnel removed from the security of Dera Radha Swami, Beas

Tribune Web Desk / Agency

Chandigarh, May 28

The Punjab government has withdrawn the security of 424 VIPs in the state. These include former MLAs and serving and former police officers. 10 personnel have also been withdrawn from the security of Dera Radha Swami, Beas. Two personnel have been removed from the security of Majitha MLA Ganiway Kaur Majithia. One person has been removed from the security of former Punjab DGP PC Dogra. He is the father-in-law of ADGP Gaurav Yadav, currently posted in CMO. All the removed personnel will report to the Special DGP of Jalandhar Cantt on Saturday. In an order issued by the Additional Director General of Police (Security), Punjab said that the security personnel are being temporarily withdrawn in connection with emergency law and order duty. Giani Harpreet Singh, Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib in Bathinda, is also among the prominent functionaries of Sikhism who lost security. Giani Harpreet Singh also holds the charge of Jathedar of Akal Takht. The Akal Takht is the main center of religious authority of the Sikhs. Those from whom police protection will be withdrawn include Giani Raghbir Singh, Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib district, Sant Niranjan Das, head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan in Jalandhar, Satguru Udai Singh Namdhari of Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana, head of Golden Temple in Amritsar. Granthi Giani Jagtar Singh. The security of Baba Lakha Singh of Gurdwara Nanaksar Kaleran Wale in Jagraon and Sant Tarminder Singh, Dera chief of Kehna Dhesian, Goraya in Jalandhar has also been withdrawn. 9 policemen of Dera Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, Nurmahal and 6 policemen deployed for the security of Shahi Imam Punjab, Mohammad Usman Ludhianvi have also been withdrawn.

The MLAs whose security has been withdrawn include Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment Pargat Singh and Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Ludhiana North Madan Lal Bagga. Former Congress MLAs Kuljit Singh Nagra, Balwinder Singh Laddi, Harminder Gill, Madan Lal Jalalpur, Surjit Dhiman, Hardayal Kamboj and Sukhpal Bhullar, besides former Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiromani Akali Dal MLAs Dinesh Babbu, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Kanwarjit Singh and Gurpratap Singh Wadala’s security has also been withdrawn.

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