Security beefed up in Gangtok for Republic Day celebration

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Gangtok, Jan 25 (UNI) Keeping in view the congregation of VIPs in the Republic Day celebration at Paljor Stadium, a massive security blanket has been thrown in the capital town.

Commandos had been deployed for the security of the VIPs, DIG (Range) Akshay Sachdeva said here today.

Meanwhile, plainclothes policemen had been deployed here and all the hotels were being thoroughly checked to prevent the presence of any sinister element, he added.

Senior police officials were on high alert and working in coordination with the SAP and lower level police personnel to beef up security.

Security at the checkposts of Rangpo, Melli and Nayabazar had been stepped up to scan the entry of people to the state and their bags and baggages.

Three sniffer dogs of Crime Branch were also on duty.

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