Security arrangements intensified in Assam before Republic Day.

Security arrangements in assamJorhat: State home department on Wednesday issued a vigilant for security arrangements in upper and northern Assam districts prior to Republic Day celebrations.

Additional director general of police A P Rout visited the northern Assam districts on Wednesday and is scheduled to visit the upper Assam districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Jorhat and Golaghat from Thursday.

Rout said that “Today I visited Dhemaji district to review the security arrangements in the northern Assam district. I am also scheduled to visit Dibrugarh onThursday before leaving for Guwahati.”

“All required measures have been taken to preventuntoward incidents. There are some intelligence inputs on the activities of a group of Ulfa militants, particularly in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, ahead of the forthcoming Republic Day. However, no specific information of militant agenda has been received so far,” he added.

ULFA hardliners have strengthened their activities in Majuli, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia for the last few months by carrying out recruitment and fund collection drives. Security forces have exact inputs about militant activities and counter-insurgency operations in the said areas.

According to the reports, An ULFA group including eight members under the leadership of Rajiv Das was staying in sapori areas in Majuli and another giant group was hiding in the bordering areas of Arunachal Pradesh in Tinsukia.

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