Agartala: The central government has alerted the north-eastern states over probable terror strike in accumulate to the Independence Day celebrations Monday and asked them to take steps to halt any attempt by militants to upset peace, police said Sunday.
Tripura’s Deputy Inspector General Nepal Das told reporters “The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states to maintain a strict vigil in the run-up to the Independence Day and thwart any attempt of the separatist outfits to create violence.”
He added that “The central and the state governments have also asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to tighten vigilance along the India-Bangladesh border to prevent trans-border movement of militants.”
Twelve separatist outfits, including anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura have called a 17-hour general strike from midnight of Sunday and boycott the 65th Independence Day celebrations.
The Northeast Frontier Railway has cancelled and defers all night trains through Assam and Tripura since Saturday until August 17 for security reasons.