DIGBOI August 8: Security has been beefed up in Tinsukia district, one of the worst ULFA-infested belts of Upper Assam, ahead of Independence Day. According to reports, following the penetration of the ULFA team comprising 20 cadres headed by Arundhoy Dohotiya in Tinsukia district and taking cover in deep flora adjoining Changlang, msai and Tinsukia districts of Aruchal-Assam border, security mechanism of various forms has also been activated to ensure a violence-free celebration.
Police and CRPF personnel are conducting round-the-clock ka checking in town and on highways, besides conducting counter insurgency operations in various militancy-infested belts along the Assam- Aruchal border to foil the intentions of the anti-social elements. Besides night patrolling, various security agencies are also conducting search operations in all possible hideouts belts regularly in order to avoid any attempt to sabotage the I-Day celebration by any militant group. Meanwhile, with constant movements of the banned ULFA cadres across the district from one cover belt to fresh locations, the success rate to this effect has been very insignificant till the filing of this report, without any apprehension, arrests or whatsoever that measures the effectiveness of the security set up in Tinsukia district.