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Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab, 10 sent earlier: Bhagwant Mann

By Jasleen Kaur -- May 19, 2022 5:44 pm -- Updated:May 19, 2022 5:48 pm

New Delhi, May 19: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah had assured him of providing 10 paramilitary or Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) companies to Punjab by May 19 evening.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann made the statement while speaking to the media after his meeting with Amit Shah at his North Block office. "At least 10 paramilitary companies have been already sent to Punjab earlier. The Union Home Minister has assured to provide 10 more paramilitary companies by Thursday evening to maintain law and order in Punjab," he added.

Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab, 10 sent earlier: Bhagwant Mann

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The Punjab Chief Minister said he also discussed issues related to border security and appointment in the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) in Chandigarh among others.

Bhagwant Mann said he also requested Home Minister Amit Shah to provide anti-drone technologies to the Punjab Government to tackle the smuggling of arms and ammunition as well as drugs. He further said the Home Minister had assured to provide all necessary help to the Punjab Government to keep the state safe from anti-India activities.

Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab, 10 sent earlier: Bhagwant Mann

Mann also discussed the ongoing farmers' protests near the Chandigarh-Mohali border, demanding a bonus on the wheat prices, with Home Minister Amit Shah.

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Centre to send 10 companies of paramilitary forces to Punjab, 10 sent earlier: Bhagwant Mann

-PTC News

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