GOC three Corps reviews security situation in Nagaland

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Kohima, Feb 26 (UNI) Lt Gen M S Dadwal, General Officer Commanding (GOC), three Corps, today reviewed the security situation in Nagaland prior to the Assembly elections in the state on March five.

A Defence release issued here stated that Gen Dadwal arrived at Kohima yesterday and was received by Maj Gen K S Sethi, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North), who briefed him on the present scenario and the AR's preparations in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Later, the GOC interacted with the Commandants of the AR battalions under orbit of Headquarters five Sector in Nagaland and instructed them to deal firmly with the situation and ensure proper security within the state prior to elections.

He said no armed movement of cadres in civilian areas would be tolerated and stringent action will be enforced to curb the same.

Meanwhile, the AR had already stepped up vigil within the state and round-the-clock patrolling, motor vehicle check points and frisking of vehicles, including personnel, had commenced.

Besides, the Army and AR troops had already been deployed in specified areas and it had been made clear that no elements will be allowed to vitiate peace and cause hindrances in the conduct of free and fair elections in the state.

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