From our Correspondent
Silchar, Jan 25: Security has been beefed up for the Republic Day celebrations at Lakhipur. Proper arrangements are being taken to ensure a grand celebration of the historic day. SDPO Gaurav Kumar Agarwal has directed Inspector Anwar Haussain Choudhury, office in-charge of Lakhipur PS, Sanjib Das, office in-charge of Jirighat PS, office in-charge of Joypur PS, PIC of Banskandi and COVDO of VDP to leave no stones unturned in ensuring safety and security during the celebrations. They have been directed to continue patrolling the areas of Pailapool, Shivpur, Banskandi, Phulertool, Chiripool, Hmarkhwalien, Binkandi.
37 Assam Rifles, Lakhipur PS, BSF and DSB staff, Lakhipur, have been engaged in searching vehicles, corners and spots. People have been directed to report sighting of any suspicious person or unclaimed or unidentified objects to the nearest PS. Deputy advisor of Cachar VDP, Ashish Halder has asked all the VDP members to remain alert, awake, active and agile. The tiol Flag will be hoisted at 9 am at Sharada Charan playground, Earl Higher Secondary School.
JORHAT: Security has been beefed up in the district of Jorhat and Majuli following bandh called by several underground outfits as all entry and exit points to the district through water or roadways, night patrolling along the Assam-galand borders have been intensified following intelligence inputs about the movement of some ULFA (I) and NSCN (K) cadres who were planning to strike OIL exploration sites along the border areas of both the districts, said police sources here on Thursday.
According to a senior police officer from the Eastern Range based at Jorhat, for the past one week security agencies were kept on high alert and section 144 and night curfew have been clamped along all the sectors between Assam and galand through which ultras take the advantage to skip into important sites like airports, railway stations and OIL exploration sites.
Round-the-clock river patrolling has been pressed between Majuli river island district and Jorhat where VVIPs and VIPs make frequent movement. Security agencies have also pressed into service a 18-member team of sniffer dogs from the Indian Army and Assam Rifles at various important locations following recovery of a large cache of ammunition and explosives which was kept hidden in a school in Upper Assam in Dibrugarh district, said an official from the Eastern Range headquarter.