In the wake of suspected terror attack in Gurdaspur district on 27 July, security forces in Punjab went on "maximum alert," about three weeks ahead of the Independence Day.
A senior police official said that in view of the attack, "maximum alert" has been sounded across the state and security has been beefed up along its borders with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.
Additional police and other security personnel have been deployed around vital installations and key public places in the state, the official said.
He said the police has set up 'nakas' or check-points and intensified checking of vehicles. BSF, which guards the Indo-Pak border, has also been put on high alert after the incident, he said. Meanwhile, alert has also been sounded in neighbouring Haryana and Chandigarh, the common capital of both the states.
(With inputs from PTI)