SHILLONG, Jan 25: Security has been stepped in the state on the eve of the Republic Day celebrations.
In the city state police has set up check points along strategic locations and vehicles are being frisked even as patrolling have been intensified.
Though police are ruling out any possible threat from militant outfits of the state, official sources however said that security has been beefed up and intelligence has been geared up on any suspicious movement especially in the border areas.
The Border Security Force has also stepped up vigil on the Indo-Bangla border ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, the state government will be organising a host of events to commemorate Republic Day especially in the state capital.
Government buildings have been illumited on the occasion.
Meanwhile, dignitaries who will hoist the tiol Flag and take the salute in the district headquarters includes the Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmugathan at Shillong, Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma at Tura, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr R C Laloo at Jowai, A L Hek, Health Minister at Nongstoin, Sniawbhalang Dhar, PWD Minister at Nongpoh, Roshan Warjri, Home Minister at Williamgar, Dr Ampareen M Lyngdoh, Urbn Affairs Minister at Mawkyrwat, Prestone Tynsong, C & RD Minister at Khliehriat, Deborah C Marak, Sociasl Welfare Minister at Resubelpara, Clement Marak, Power Minister at Ampati and Brigady Marak, Parliamentary Secretary at Baghmara.
In the Sub-Divisions, Dr Celestine Lyngdoh, Parliamentary Secretary will hoist the Tricolour and take the salute at Sohra, H D R Lyngdoh, Transport Minister at Mairang, Zenith Sangma, Sports Minister at Dadenggiri and Justine Dkhar, Parliamentary Secretary at Amlarem.
In the administrative units, Sengm Marak, Parliamentary Secretary will be the Chief Guest at Mawshynrut, Robinus Syngkon, Parliamentary Secretary at Hima Shangpung and EAC i/c Administrative Unit at Patharkhmah.
Moreover, the Raj Bhavan has been kept open for the general public from today till Republid Day from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.