Punjab Police carrying out relief & rescue operations on war footing: SSP

Senior police officers besides more than 300 officials deployed for peoples’ facilitation

Jalandhar News: Extending helping hand to people stranded in river water followed by a breach in Satluj at Mandala Channa village, the teams of Punjab Police are bringing families to safer places from their houses surrounded with water besides providing them food packets, drinking water, medicines and other requisite items.

Working in close coordination with teams of Indian Army, NDRF, SDRF, people of villages & religious organizations to ensure safer places for people stranded in river water

While keeping a close monitoring of all police exercises in flood hit areas here, Senior Superintendent of Police Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar stated that the teams of Rural police were working round the clock on war footing in association with Indian Army, NDRF, SDRF, local residents and religious organizations so as to ensure safety and security of stranded people. He pointed out that the Punjab Police had also established a ‘Relief Camp’ on the way leading to breach site for prompt assistance to the people in need besides keeping an eye on the other activities being carried out under rescue & relief operations. Superintendent of Police Manpreet Singh Dhillon, DSP Shahkot Harjit Singh along with Police Station Heads and over 300 supporting officials are deployed at the site so as to provide all possible assistance and help to the people in a minimal time, he added.

Eight boats continuously ferrying people stuck in houses surrounded with river water as well as providing eatables, drinking water, medicines: Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar

SSP Bhullar said that police teams were also making announcements in the villages with an appeal to stay at safe places besides apprising them to contact police teams if they need any sort of assistance/help in this tough time. He mentioned that eight boats were continuously reaching to the families facing distress due to breach for providing them requisite help and needful things including eatables. He said that police teams were ready to extend possible help also during night hours in case of any exigency. As many as around 100 families are at the rooftops of their homes engulfed by river water and police has also flashed toll free number 112 so people can dial this for help, said Bhullar.