Upper Assam I-Day celebration beefed up
Guwahati: Security has been tightened in Upper Assam Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district ahead of Independence Day celebration. Security has been tightened in major installation to counter any threat from militant group.
Night patrolling is going on every day to counter any threat from militant. Security in Chabua air force base and Mohanbari air port has been tightened to thwart any threat from the militant groups.
According to sources, recently a 15 member Ulfa(I) group have entered into Assam from Myanmar to carry out subversive activities ahead of Independence day. The group is led by dreaded Ulfa (I) leader Sergeant Major Pradip Asom and includes Sergeant Apurba Asom, Tiger Asom and Binoy Asom.
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The main task set out for the group is to trigger blasts in the installations belonging to ONGCL which had several operational fields, installations and services in upper Assam’s Sivasagar and Charaideo districts.
It might be mentioned that the Ulfa and NSCN(K) had jointly launched an attack upon a patrol team of 40 Assam Rifles at Aboi in Mon district of Nagaland a couple of months ago. The sources also stated that the Ulfa is taking full advantage of the temporary withdrawal of paramilitary forces from upper Assam for NRC duty.
Surjeet Singh Paneswar, additional superintendent of police (HQ) of Dibrugarh said, “We are carrying out joint anti-interagency operation against the militant group in the vulnerable areas of the district. Security has been tightened to counter any threat from militant outfits. We are doing round-the-clock checking and night patrolling is on in the sensitive areas of the district. CRPF and police have been patrolling the district at night,”.