In a special operation on Sunday, checkpoints were set up at 131 entry and exit points of 10 interstate border districts, during which the police checked over 6,000 vehicles and issued challans to 366 violators.
In addition, 32 vehicles were impounded by the police, they said.
Operation Seal, directed by DGP Gaurav Yadav, was conducted to check all vehicles entering the border state.
Approximately 1,600 police personnel were deployed at 131 entry/exit points across 10 districts, which share borders with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Haryana, according to an official statement.
There are 10 interstate border districts: Pathankot, Muktsar, Fazilka, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa, Hoshiarpur, and Bathinda.
All SSPs were directed to mobilise a maximum number of officers and manpower to seal border points under the supervision of gazetted officers/SHOs during the synchronized operation between 8 am and 2 pm.
Arpit Shukla, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), explained that the operation was meant to crack down on drug trafficking, illicit liquor smuggling, as well as gangsters’ movements.
According to the ADGP, a thorough search of “suspected” vehicles and persons was conducted during the operation to ensure minimum inconvenience to the public. Commuters were instructed to be treated politely and with friendly conduct by all staff, he said.
At different checkpoints in Dera Bassi subdivision, 286 vehicles were stopped and checked.
A total of 27 challans were issued for various offenses, and one vehicle was impounded. 200 suspicious persons were checked by the police, according to the police.