Mobile Internet Services in the Patiala District will be suspended until 6.00 pm today

Punjab State Government suspended mobile internet services in the patiala district until 6.00 pm today to stop/ spread of rumours and the decision was made after a clash between two groups on Friday that left four people injured. Also security agencies probe pattern of provocative events in Punjab State.

Principal Secretary, Home Punjab issued an order that is mobile internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA) along with SMS services suspended from 9.30 a.m to 6.00 p.m today. Also Anurag Verma said voice calls exempted from suspension. The request said the Deputy Commissioner and SSP have implied towards a circumstance where information administrations could be horribly abused by specific deceitful components.

The order has called on all telecom service providers in the punjab state to ensure compliance. “There is a possibility of tension, nuisance, disability or injury to persons, danger to human life and property, disturbance of public peace and tranquility within the boundaries of Patiala District due to recent public order events.