Talwandi Sabo, Punjab, 21 November 2016. As per reports available from reliable sources, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) led Punjab government has beefed up deployment of paramilitary forces at Talwandi Sabo.
The move has come after the ‘Sarbat Khalsa-2016’ organizers have again announced to hold Sarbat Khalsa at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib on December 8.
It is pertinent to note here that the union government had earlier sent three companies of Paramilitary forces to prevent the ‘Sarbat Khalsa-2016’ event that was scheduled for November 10, 2016.
Although, one of three companies was sent back, the remaining two were still present in Talwandi Sabo. With the announcement of the Sarbat Khalsa for December 8, the stay of paramilitary forces in Talwandi Sabo has been extended.
The CRPF (Civil Range Police Force) personnel could be seen at the major localities of towns like Nishan-e-Khalsa cross roads. However, the CRPF officers have described the presence as a regular deployment but the alert levels among the ranks of the intelligence wing and Punjab police tells a different story.
Meanwhile, the organizers of ‘Sarbat Khalsa-2016’ have said that they won’t seek permission this time from the Administration to hold the event at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, in Talwandi Sabo.