Situation in Punjab under control: Badal

May 25th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Chandigarh, May 25 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today claimed that the violence sparked by the killing of a Sikh preacher in Austria was confined only to a few areas in Jalandhar and the situation is under control.

“The situation is normal. There is no violence at this moment. Some incidents which took place today were limited to a few pockets, mostly in Jalandhar,” said Prakash Singh Badal.

One person was killed in Jalandhar, and seven were injured elsewhere.

Strongly condemning the killing of Sant Rama Nand, Badal claimed that his government will take feasible decisions to restore peace in the state.

“We have already deployed 40 armed battalions of the Punjab Armed Police to deal with the situation. We have also sought 25 companies of paramilitary forces from the Centre,” Badal added. (ANI)

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