Haflong, Jan 3 (UNI) With a view to tightening the security of the insurgency-affected North Cachar Hills district in Assam, four new police station were set up here recently.
Official sources at the headquarters of the district, Haflong, said today that the State Home department had sanctioned four new police stations and three outposts for the district, which had started functioning from December 28.
The new police stations comprised Langting, Dehangi, Diyungmukh and Harangajoa, while the outposts were at Manderdisa, Three Kilo and Sarkari Bagan town.
Earlier, the insurgency-affected district had only four police stations to provide security to a population of over 1.86 lakh, as per the 2001 Census.
The previous four police stations were at Haflong, Mahur, Umrangso and Maibong.
The remoteness of the localities made it easier for the militants to carry out attacks as well as set up camps.
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