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Deploy army to prevent any incident on SYL issue: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Feb 21: With Harya’s Indian tiol Lok Dal (INLD) adamant on starting digging of the controversial Sutlej-Yamu Link (SYL) cal on Punjab-Harya border on February 23, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanded army deployment. It necessitates a crackdown on the Indian tiol Lok Dal (INLD) and its leaders before the situation goes out of hand, the former Punjab Chief Minister said.

He demanded preventive arrest of INLD leader Abhay Chautala and cancellation of party supremo Om Prakash Chautala’s parole to control the situation.

“The situation has escalated to dangerous proportions. Abhay’s adamant stand on the issue and his defiant threat to go ahead with the SYL incursion even if the army is called in, is ground enough for his preventive detention,” Amarinder said. (IANS)

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