The patrol has intensified along the Indian-Nepal border in Maharajganj and surrounding neighborhoods to make up for the foster daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda’s head, Honeypreet Insan.
Police said Wednesday that officials from central intelligence agencies and the state have camped in Maharajganj for a few days and strictly monitor movements along the border.
Honeypreet Insan was reserved for Haryana for inciting violence after the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Honeypreet posters with a public call to inform the police if they noticed, were stuck on the walls along the streets and the police station in Sonauli Maharajganj near the border with Nepal.
All Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) border crossings have been targeted to ensure Honeypreet does not escape.
“They were alerted and asked to verify the identity of individuals before allowing cross-border security personnel,” SSB Deputy Inspector General Ranjeet Singh said.
A high alert has also been reported in Lakhimpur, Balrampur, Siddharthnagar, Bahraich and Shrawasti – other neighboring districts of Nepal.
UP share an open border of 599.3 km with Nepal touching seven districts – Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, Maharajganj and Sidhharthnagar.
Female civilian personnel were also deployed to monitor suspects and vehicles carrying goods were also checked.
“The patrol of public places like cinemas, hotels, trains and bus stations has also intensified,” said DIG.
“We are taking all precautionary measures to maintain law and order,” he said.
Haryana police had issued an observation notice for Honeypreet and teams were formed to arrest him with other defendants.
The 50-year-old Dera chief, who is in Sunaria Rohtak Prison, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the CBI court for violating two of his disciples.