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BSF: Attack on federalism, says Punjab CM Channi on BSF’s powers. India News – Times of India – India Times English News

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday objected to the Home Ministry’s decision to expand the Border Security Force.B S f) Powers of arrest, search and seizure within an area of ​​50 km in Punjab.
“I strongly condemn” Indian governmentThe unilateral decision to give additional powers to the BSF within 50 km of the International Border is a direct attack on federalism. I urge the Union Home Minister Amit Shah To withdraw this irrational decision immediately,” he tweeted.

Congress MP Manish Tewari also tweeted: “The MHA notification expanding BSF’s operational mandate to Punjab, West Bengal and Assam violates constitutional public order and policing half of Punjab’s states will now come under BSF’s jurisdiction. @CHARNJITCHANI should oppose it. “

He added in another tweet, “‘Naughty part of section 139 of the BSF Act’… or of any cognizable offense punishable under any other Central Act; or punishable under any other Central Act..,’ it is optional to the Government of India.” Allows for institutionalizing the policing paradigm. Was the Punjab government consulted?




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