Security beefed up in Tripura ahead of Republic Day

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Agartala, Jan. 25 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Tripura as the Union Home ministry has alerted the Indian northeastern states to maintain strict vigil in the run-up to the Republic Day and foil any attempt by separatist outfits to create a vicious situation.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is guarding the national highways as well as sensitive interior pockets and patrolling on the border areas has been intensified.

“Keeping in view of the report that there may be some groups those want to disturb the Republic Day celebration all security forces including CRPF, civil police and other agencies have intensified our patrolling and checking,” said CRPF DIG R. S. Sahi.

Special emphasizes are being given to congested markets, bus terminus, rail stations and airports with sniffer dogs and bomb squads pressed into service for regular checks. Plain cloth police has also been increased for security purpose.

The search operation is especially for the peaceful celebration of Republic Day as there is an alert going on.

The elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and Assam Rifles (AR) has been kept as the second line of defense and are on special counter insurgency operation particularly in the remote and hilly areas.

Tripura shares some 856 km border with Bangladesh where BSF is organizing special day and night operation to stop any type of infiltration.

Several separatist outfits in the region boycott the Republic Day celebrations. The media has been mailed statements about the strike. (ANI)

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