Chandigarh, February 12: Security arrangements across Harya and Chandigarh were tightened on Thursday to deal with any situation resulting due to the build-up of tension over the release of controversial film “MSG - the Messenger” on Friday. The flick features Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Prohibitory orders were issued by authorities in various districts of Harya to prevent any untoward incident as Sikh organisations in Harya and Chandigarh are opposing the release of the film. Police and para-military forces have been stationed at several places across Harya and Chandigarh. The Punjab government banned the release of the film in Punjab last month itself. After being denied a release certificate by the censor board last month, the film was given this last week. It is scheduled to be released in over 4,000 screens across India on Friday.
Harya Police officers said here Thursday that the situation was being closely monitored in various parts of the state, especially in Sirsa, Kurukshetra, Gurgaon, Rohtak, Ambala and other districts. (ians)