To instill a sense of safety and security among the people, Ropar Range Police on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday carried out a special cordon and search operation in Mohali.
The operation was led by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ropar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and conducted jointly by the Police forces of three districts including Mohali Police led by SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, Fatehgarh Sahib Police led by SSP Ravjot Grewal and Rupnagar Police led by SSP Sandeep Garg.
The police teams have rounded-up at least 20 persons on suspicion basis after conducting the operation at three societies in Mohali including Mohali Eden Court, Jal Vayu Vihar and Homeland.
The police have also impounded 10 vehicles on suspicion and recovered 18grams of opium, seven weapons & Rs 21 Lakh cash (Income Tax Department has been informed).
Divulging details, DIG Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the police had received information from reliable sources that some of the tenants are staying there without verification process and some have even further sublet their flats.
He said that each society was cordoned off and a thorough search operation was carried out under the supervision of the SSP, which yielded good results. He said that initially they have started this operation from three societies and it will be continued in coming days.
The DIG said that Residents' Welfare Societies have also appreciated the effort of the Punjab Police.Meanwhile, the Police teams have been questioning the people rounded-up on suspicion for further verifications on the recovered weapons and cash.