Patiala district administration is fully alert to conduct fair, transparent, and fear-free elections.

DC and SSP shared information with the media about election preparations and schedules.
A public notice about the Lok Sabha elections was issued, static surveillance began, and flying squads were activated.
To be part of a strong democracy, it is necessary to use the right to vote, said Shaukat Ahmed Pare.
Patiala Police is fully committed to conducting elections in a fear-free and peaceful manner (SSP).

Patiala, May 7:
To conduct fair, transparent, and fear-free Lok Sabha elections, District Administration Patiala is being vigilant and sharing the instructions and programmes of the Election Commission of India regarding the election process with the media. Speaking to reporters at the District Administrative Complex today, Patiala Lok Sabha Constituency Returning Officer and District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Shaukat Ahmed Pare issued a public notice about the Lok Sabha elections as per the instructions of the Election Commission of India, as well as the District Election Management Plan. Also issued On this occasion, SSP Varun Sharma, SP (City) Sarfaraj Alam, and Additional District Election Officer Navreet Kaur Sekhon were also present.

District Election Officer Shaukat Ahmed Pare said that the district administration and the district police have completed all the arrangements to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in a fair, transparent, and fear-free manner. He appealed to the voters, saying that the administration will provide a peaceful environment for them so that they can be a part of a strong democracy by exercising their right to vote without any fear or intimidation. He announced that the static surveillance teams in all assembly constituencies, formed with the commencement of nominations for the elections on Thursday, June 1, 2024, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., have begun to check vehicles by installing barricades on the roads. In addition to this, teams from the flying squads are also actively conducting checks.

Shaukat Ahmed Pare announced that the Deputy Commissioner’s Court Room (Room No. 108) will accept nomination papers from May 7 to May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 does not declare May 10, the day of Lord Parashumram Jayanti, as a holiday. Apart from this, May 11 will be the second Saturday, and May 12 will be a holiday. He announced that the nominations will undergo scrutiny on Wednesday, May 15, and candidates will have the opportunity to withdraw their nominations until May 17. He announced that the Election Commission of India will finalise the list of all candidates on the same day and allocate election marks to the independent candidates. He urged all the contesting candidates to ensure strict adherence to the instructions of the Election Commission of India.
The district election officer said that the district administration, according to the instructions of the Election Commission, has prepared various forms before May 12 to cast the votes of the senior citizens above 85 years of age, the disabled, and the election staff posted on any kind of duty for the elections.

The district administration has also made comprehensive arrangements for reimbursement. He stated that we should not deprive any voter of their right to vote, but instead encourage them to exercise their right to vote with full enthusiasm. He stated that the district sweep team is actively promoting voting to achieve the Election Commission’s target of over 70 percent of votes.

On this occasion, SSP Varun Sharma said that the District Police has cracked down on the wrong elements to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in a peaceful and fear-free manner. According to his statement, the Election Commission of India and the Chief Electoral Officer Punjab have instructed the district to deposit 85 percent of licensed weapons. In addition, CCTV cameras continuously monitor 14 interstate checkpoints on the Patiala district’s border with Haryana, strictly monitoring the entry of drugs, illegal liquor, weapons, and suspicious individuals. He stated that the flying squad teams are actively working to prevent the use of “money and muscle power” to influence voters and to conduct surprise checks.

SSP He further stated that the Patiala police have also arrested 57 absconders, as well as recovered illegal cash worth Rs. 20 lakh and 19 kg of silver after the election. While NDPS The NDPS has successfully registered 93 cases under the Act, recovering 10 kg of opium and 3 kg of heroin, while also registering 116 cases under the Excise Act. He stated that the district will closely monitor drugs, illegal liquor, ammunition, and illegal cash. On this occasion, District Public Relations Officer Hakam Thapar, DSP. Raj Kumar Sharma, and other officials were also present.
District Election Officer Shaukat Ahmed Pare and S.S.P. Varun Sharma release District Patiala’s Election Management Plan for the Lok Sabha Elections. Photo Caption:

Photo Caption: District Election Officer Shaukat Ahmed Pare and S.S.P. Varun Sharma talking to reporters about the Lok Sabha elections. SP with them. Additionally visible are City Sarfaraj Alam and Additional District Election Officer Navreet Kaur Sekhon.

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Punjab and Haryana officials promise to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in a fair, transparent, and peaceful manner.

Chandigarh, March 27 (WISHAVWARTA): Officials of Punjab and Haryana pledge to conduct Lok Sabha elections in a fair, transparent, and peaceful manner. During the meeting, it was discussed to set up inter-state checkpoints to prevent the smuggling of illicit liquor, drugs, and cash during the elections.

On the instructions of the Election Commission of India, Divisional Commissioners Patiala DS Mangat, Ambala, and Karnal Renu Phulia, Divisional Commissioner Hisar Geeta Bharti, Deputy Commissioner Ambala Dr. Shaleen, and Deputy Commissioner Kurukshetra Shantanu Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Jind Mohammad Imran Raza, Deputy Commissioner Kaithal Prashant Panwar, Deputy Commissioner Patiala Showkat Ahmad Parray, Deputy Commissioner Sangrur Jatinder Jorwal, and Additional Deputy Commissioner Fatehabad Rahul Modi, DIG Patiala Range Harcharan Singh Bhullar, DIG Patiala Range Varun Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Sangrur Sartaj Chahal, SSP Barnala Sandeep Malik, and other officers were also present.

During the meeting, while discussing the joint nakas in both the states and flying squads and patrolling parties to patrol their respective areas, the list of wanted fugitive criminals, bail jumpers, and parole jumpers wanted in different cases by both the states to ensure peaceful conduct of elections was also shared so that concrete action could be taken against them.

In addition, due to the auction of liquor vends in the state of Punjab on March 31, 2024, it was discussed to keep vigil in the border area in view of the possibility of smugglers storing liquor for smuggling in a warehouse, etc. DIG Patiala Harcharan Singh Bhullar urged the officers of the state of Punjab and Haryana to prepare a list of sensitive polling stations and booths and share it among themselves. Apart from the main roads between the two states, patrolling should also be ensured on link roads, or kutcha pahans. Mr. Varun Sharma of Patiala stressed the importance of conducting joint search operations by forming teams of the states of Punjab and Haryana and said that if any recovery is made on a large scale, then its information should be shared among themselves, and all the next and previous links should be traced in this regard. Sartaj Singh Chahal of Sangrur suggested that a meeting be held with big transporters to instruct them not to supply any chemicals, etc., on a large scale to anyone unofficially. Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department informed us that, in view of the elections, the employees of the Excise Department have also imposed a blockade.

On the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC general) Anita Darshi, ADC Development Rajinder Batra, Assistant Commissioner General Lal Vishwas Bains, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Moga Gurwinder Singh Johal, District Welfare Officer Bikramjit Singh Purewal, and District Education Officer (Secondary) Pardeep Sharma were present. Photo Caption: Officials of the civil administration and police departments of neighbouring districts of Punjab and Haryana discussed ways to ensure fair, transparent, and peaceful conduct of the Lok Sabha elections.

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Vigilance Bureau registers case against former PPSC chairman, members for committing irregularities in recruitment of medical officers

PPSC member Satwant Singh Mohi arrested

Patiala, December 19 – The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a case against former Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) chairman, and its four ex-members for committing irregularities in recruitment of 312 medical officers (MO) during year 2008-2009. In this case Dr Satwant Singh Mohi, an Ex MLA from Shatrana, has been arrested and raids were being conducted to arrest the other remaining accused.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said this case has been registered on the basis of an enquiry report of special investigation team (SIT). The accused nominated in this case includes S.K Sinha, Chairman (Deceased), Brig (Retd) D.S. Grewal (Deceased), Dr Satwant Singh Mohi, D.S. Mahal, Ravinder Kaur, daughter-in-law of Lal Singh, former minister and Anil Sarin, a BJP spokesperson.

Revealing details he added that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered to constitute a SIT on 22-11-2013 to enquire into the whole matter while disposing of writ petitions challenging the irregularities committed during the recruitment of total of 312 MOs by the PPSC in two lots of 100 and 212 posts.

He further informed that the SIT, comprising of two members namely M.S. Baali, Joint Commissioner CBI (Retired) and Suresh Arora, then Director General Vigilance, has submitted its report in the High Court proving that entire selection of 312 doctors in years 2008-2009 was full of blatant irregularities.
Accordingly a FIR was  lodged at VB police station Patiala range under the Prevention of Corruption Act and relevant sections of IPC against the then chairman and four members of PPSC.

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In Patiala district, a 500-meter area around jails has been declared a no-drone zone.

Patiala, December 6:
Additional District Magistrate Anuprita Johal, using the powers conferred under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act No. 2 of 1974), has declared the area of jails and 500 meters around the jails as a no drone zone in Patiala district. These orders will remain in force until February 3, 2024, and legal action will be initiated against the violators.
Drones are becoming more well-liked and accessible to the general public, which is raising concerns about potential security breaches and threats, according to a letter from the Director General of Police in Punjab. The potential misuse of drones for unauthorized surveillance near prisons, smuggling of narcotics (mobiles, drugs, weapons, etc.), facilitating escape attempts, and even terrorist attacks aimed at challenging state sovereignty can’t be denied. Such unauthorized drone flights near prisons pose a serious threat, exposing prisons to security breaches. Keeping the security of the jails in mind, it is necessary to declare the area of the jails and the 500-meter area around the jails as a no-drone zone.

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Punjab Finance, Excise, and Taxation and Planning Minister Harpal Singh Cheema today dedicated a petrol pump of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) outside Central Jail Patiala to the people.

Chandigarh, December 1: On this occasion, SSP Harjit Singh, SDM Sandeep Kumar, ADC (D) Parveen Kumar, Civil Surgeon Dr. Jugal Kishore, SP Sukhdev Singh Virk, SP Sharanjit Singh, all DSPs, and health department officials, among others, were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said that under the leadership of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann, continuous work is being done for the overall development of Punjab, and under this series, the work of installing new machinery for the work of prisoners inside the jails of Punjab is going on, and 12 petrol pumps are also being installed outside the jails in the state.

He said that so far, four petrol pumps have been set up at Ludhiana, Rupnagar, Hoshiarpur, and Ferozepur, and today the fifth petrol pump has been dedicated to the people of Patiala. He said that with the setting up of the petrol pump, the revenue of the jail department would increase, and this money would be spent only for the improvement of the jail department. He said that this petrol pump (Ujala Fuels), run by the Punjab Jail Development Board and Ça.Hya.C., would also be operated by prisoners with good conduct. He said that those who are serving their sentence in jail for some reason or another will not only improve themselves by staying inside the jail but will also get a chance to perform their duties outside the jail due to the efforts of the Jail Department. He said that this would help the inmates to keep themselves mentally and physically fit and also provide them with income.

Mr. Harpal Singh Cheema said that work is also being done to improve the health of the prisoners in the jails, under which Health Minister Dr. Balbir Singh is working for the health of the prisoners at Patiala Central Jail and CM’s Yogshala is also being run. On the occasion, SSP Jails Arun Pal Singh said that state-of-the-art machinery has been installed to add fuel to the Ujala Fuel at Central Jail Patiala, and a petrol pump along with a cafe, bakery, and retail outlet have also been set up. On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta, SSP Harjit Singh, Additional DC (general) Roohi Dugg, SDM Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Karamjit Singh, Civil Surgeon Dr. Jugal Kishore, SP Sukhdev Singh, ACS Dr. Jyoti Kaushal, Dr. Parvesh, and DSP Rajesh Chhibbar, among various others, were also present. Caption: Cabinet Minister Harpal Singh Cheema inaugurates a petrol pump.

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Drug addiction is a serious disease, and Patiala Police is tightening the reins on drug traffickers by cooperating to treat it.

He said, the supply chain of drugs was broken by the police, the society should support to end the demand

Patiala police took an oath against drugs in the awareness seminar against drugs

Patiala, November 20:

Patiala Police SSP In an exclusive initiative under the leadership of Varun Sharma, an awareness seminar against drugs was organized here at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology to make the youth aware of the ill effects of drugs. On the occasion of the seminar conducted with the support of the Power House Youth Club and the Youth Federation of India, social service organizations working on the theme of the United Nations, the youth were made to swear an oath against drugs to end the demand for drugs.

On the occasion of the seminar conducted as part of community policing, SSP Varun Sharma invited the society to cooperate with the police to end the demand for drugs. He said that the Punjab Police, on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Maan, DGP, Under the leadership of Gaurav Yadav, the supply chain of drugs has been broken; now people should join hands and come forward to end the demand for drugs.
Describing drug addiction as a serious disease, SSP Varun Sharma said that the Patiala police is providing full support for the treatment of its victims because the Punjab government has made a policy of treating drug addicts as sick for some reason. He said that Patiala Police has played a leading role in the state by attaching property worth more than 7 crore rupees while tightening the reins of drug traffickers.

Urging the youth to stay away from drugs, Varun Sharma said that the risk of drug addiction is highest from the age of 15 to 35 years, so the youth are addicted to drugs for any kind of friendship. Stay away from drug traffickers and inform the police. They also asked to take help from the helpline number 0175-2213385 of the Saket Drug Addiction Center at the nearest police station. During the program, Shahide Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Raj Yuva Award winner Parminder Bhalwan and member Dasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan took an oath against drugs.

On this occasion, the poster for the Drug-Free Half Marathon to be organized by Jan Hit Samiti on December 3 and the awareness booklet against drugs from the Power House Youth Club and Foundation for a Drug-Free World were released. SP City Muhammad Sarfaraj Alam, Deputy Director of Thapar Institute Dr. Ajay Batish, Dean Dr. Inderveer Chana, Registrar Dr. Gurbinder Singh, DSP Sanjeev Singla, Parminder Bhalwan, member of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, Governor Awardee Jatwinder Grewal, and State Awardee Rupinder Kaur gave full support for the seminar.

On this occasion, Government ITI boys, students of the Government State College of Education and Thapar Institute, including Assistant Professor Hardeep Kaur Saini, Lieutenant Jagdeep Singh Joshi, Training Officer Sukhwant Singh, Project Director of the Red Cross Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation Center Parminder Kaur Manchanda, Vinod Sharma from Jan Hit Samiti, Vinay Sharma, and Upkar Singh, were also present.

Photo Caption- S.S.P. Varun Sharma presiding over the drug awareness seminar organized by Patiala Police.

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Today, an awareness seminar against drugs will be conducted by the Patiala Police.

An awareness seminar against drugs by the Patiala Police on November 20
SSP Varun Sharma’s appeal to people to be vigilant against drugs

Patiala, November 19:
An awareness seminar against drugs will be conducted by the Patiala Police on November 20 at 11 a.m. at the auditorium of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology here. Giving this information, District Police Chief Varun Sharma told the residents of the district that we all have to fight together against drugs.
SSP Varun Sharma said that as part of the war against drugs launched by the Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Maan, the Punjab Police appointed a DGP. Under the guidelines of Gaurav Yadav, where strict action is being taken against the drug traffickers, at the same time, the youth who are victims of drug addiction are being given full help to get rid of drugs.
SSP Sharma further informed that an awareness seminar against drugs is being conducted by the Patiala Police to educate the people, especially the youth, against drugs, in which students of Thapar University and other youth and social service organizations will participate.

Caption: SSP Varun Sharma

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A sharp look at drug smugglers and bad elements – SSP Varun Sharma

Operation SEAL-3: SSP Varun Sharma led the blockade on the borders with the neighboring states in the district – due to the interstate blockade at 8 places, a sharp look at drug smugglers and bad elements – Varun Sharma

Patiala Police is taking strict action against bad elements immediately. Property worth crores of rupees was seized from five smugglers.
20 kg of poppy, 1260 tablets, 25 grams of intoxicants, and 100 bottles of liquor recovered
Patiala, Devigarh, August 19:
Under the ‘Operation SEAL-3’ conducted by the Punjab Police, the Patiala Police kept a close eye on those coming to Punjab through cars and other means by blocking the interstate at 8 places on the border with the neighboring state within the district. SSP Varun Sharma, leading the inter-state blockade, said that the Patiala Police is keeping a sharp eye on drug smugglers and bad elements with full urgency. He said that 20 kg of poppy, 1260 tablets, 25 grams of Intox, and 100 bottles of liquor were recovered during these checkpoints.

The district police chief said in an informal conversation with the media at Rohar Jagir that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and DGP Under the guidelines of Gaurav Yadav, Operation SEAL-3 was conducted by the Punjab Police today. He said that under this operation, Patiala Police has strictly checked the vehicles coming to Punjab by blocking the interstate at 8 different places in the district.
Varun Sharma said that the purpose of this operation, SEAL, is to put pressure on the drug traffickers to stay away from black businesses like smuggling and to control the person who does this and bring him under the custody of the law. He said that the Patiala Police has recently seized property worth crores of rupees from five smugglers by taking strict action against drug smugglers. He said that the Patiala Police has dealt a big blow to the smugglers by seizing the property made for drug smuggling while fulfilling their responsibility with full vigilance.
SSP He said that today, 4 SPGs, 8 DSPs, and 500 other ranks posted at 8 checkpoints in the adjoining areas of the neighboring state of Haryana are doing strict checking of vehicles by using PICE software and vehicle applications. has been done. He said that during today’s blockade, the police promptly recovered the banned goods.
He further said that during the search at Dharmeri Gate, Seema Rani’s wife, Rajdeep Singh, a resident of Hirdapur, was arrested, and 430 tramadol tablets were recovered from her. Saurav Dubey and Gaurav Dubey were arrested at Balbera Nake, and 20 grams of narcotic powder were recovered. During the search at Bahadurgarh Gate, Tarsem Singh, son of Randhir Singh, and Jafar Khan, son of Roshan Khan, a resident of Dongla, were arrested, and 550 tramadol pills were recovered. During the search at Shambhu Naka, Bikramjit, the son of Balwinder Singh, a resident of Khojikipur, was arrested, and 280 drug pills were recovered from him. During the search at Shambhu Naka itself, Anshu, son of Naresh, a resident of Sheikhupur Khasla UP, was arrested, and 10 kg of poppy were recovered.
Similarly, during the search at Sarala Sarhala Nake, Pawan Kumar, son of Ramji Das, a resident of Harimajra, was arrested, and 60 bottles of illegal liquor were recovered from him. During the search at the same gate, Vishal Moriya, son of Jhajan Nath, a resident of Hekam, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested, and 10 kg of poppy were recovered from him. While during the search at Dhabi Gujran Nake, Rinku, son of Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Sansanes, was arrested, and 5 grams of crushed poppy were recovered from him. Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, son of Sarain Singh, a resident of Khanewal, was arrested during the search at the Hamjhari checkpoint, and 560 drug pills were recovered from him. During the search at the Mashigan checkpoint, Anil Kumar, son of Suresh Kumar, a resident of Krishna Colony, was caught, and 40 bottles of illicit drugs were seized from him. Liquor was exported from Malta.
Varun Sharma said that a strict watch is being kept on those who do such black business, including smuggling alcohol and other drugs. On this occasion, DSP Rural Gurdev Singh Dhaliwal, SHO Jeweler Harjinder Singh Dhillon, and other officials were also present.
Photo Caption: S.S.P. Varun Sharma is leading the inter-state blockade under Operation SEAL at Rohar Jagir near the Haryana border.

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