I-Day celebration: Security beefed up in Upper Assam

| Updated: Aug 05, 2016 14:43 IST

Guwahati, Aug. 5 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Upper Assam in view of "threats to disrupt" Independence Day celebrations by various militant groups. The Assam Government considers "serious" the recent arrest of ULFA cadres and linkman in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts in Upper Assam, and their subsequent statements that they were on a mission to disrupt the I-Day celebration in the region. In order to prevent any eventuality, Assam Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been deployed in all the sensitive areas in Upper Assam. In Jorhat, police and CRPF personnel are conducting round-the-clock naka checking in town and on highways. Besides night patrolling, police are conducting search operations in all vulnerable areas regularly in order to avoid any attempt to sabotage the I-Day celebration by any militant group. (ANI)