Meghalaya put on ''high alert'', BSF keeps extra vigil

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Shillong, Jul 28 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy today instructed the state police to be extra-vigilant, even as the Border Security Force (BSF) has been placed on ''high alert'' along the Indo-Bangla border in the state following the serial blast in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

'' Although, there have been no report of bomb scare in our state, but nonetheless I have instructed the police to be extra-vigilant in certain areas of the state,'' Dr Roy told mediapersons after reviewing the state's overall security situation with senior police and Home departments officials in the aftermath of the serial blasts.

More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in the serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad ignited by a group describing itself as the ''Indian Mujahideen''.

The Union Ministry has sounded nationwide alert following the terror strike that killed more than 50 people and injured many others in the serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad ignited by a group describing itself as the ''Indian Mujahideen''.

'' The extra precautionary measures had been put in place apprehending that those involved in the serial bomb blasts might escape to Bangladesh using the Assam and Meghalaya corridor,'' BSF DIG Operations (Assam-Meghalaya frontier) R Colney told UNI here.

Mr Colney said the frontier guards along the border had been instructed to be extra vigilant to thwart any attempt of infiltration.

He said pre-operational exercises along the Indo-Bangla border were on in full-swing. Besides, an appeal had also been made to the people residing in the border areas to be extra alert.

''Reinforcement had been made in certain areas of the border to prevent infiltration and exfiltration,'' he added.

A senior police official said the state police were already on ''high alert'' and instructed all the police stations to be more vigilant, especially in the border areas of the state.

Yesterday, an abandoned suitcase found in an inter-state bus station under mysterious circumstances created a flutter in downtown Shillong.

The situation, however, normalised after the bomb disposal squads found that there were only clothes inside.

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