UP: Security beefed up for Republic Day

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Siddharthnagar, Jan 24: Security has been beefed up in all the 11 districts falling under Gorakhpur zone in eastern Uttar Pradesh to avert any possible terrorist strike, on Republic Day.

Gorakhpur zone IG Gyan Singh told UNI here today that security had been tightened at public places, including railway and bus stations and religious spots in the 11 districts comprising the Gorakhpur, Basti and Devi Patan police ranges.

Besides, security along the 391 km long international border with Nepal in Maharajganj, Siddharthnagar, Balrampur, Shravasti and Bahraich districts, had also been put on high alert.

Meanwhile, Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB) DIG Pradeep Gupta said sniffer dogs and additional forces had been kept at a standby.


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