Meghalaya's security scenario reviewed after blast in Assam

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Shillong, Oct 30 (UNI) In an emergent security review meeting, the Meghalaya police today reviewed the over all security measures, including its response squad like the bomb squad following serial blast in Assam.

Eleven serial blasts, including four in Guwahati, rocked several districts of Assam today, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 200 others.

'' We have decided to beef up security across the state in the wake of the serial blasts in Assam,'' Inspector General of Police (Special Branch), SB Singh told UNI here.

Additional Chief Secretary WMS Pariat reviewed the overall security scenario with top officials of the Home and Police Departments.

Mr Singh said that the bomb squad is in a state of preparedness to tackle any eventuality.

Meghalaya police have already sounded a red alert across the state to thwart any similar attempt.

'' All police stations and outposts, especially on the inter-state border, with Assam, have been directed to keep an extra vigil,'' the IG said.

Police barricades have been set up on various transit points in the state to prevent sneaking of perpetrators of today's serial blast in Assam inside the state.

Vehicles passing along the National Highway 40 and 44 that connects Assam and Meghalaya are thoroughly checked.

The Border Security Force (BSF) which is guarding the porous Indo-Bangla border have also put an extra vigilant along the border to prevent movement of people on the border.

Meghalaya's Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills, which shares borders with Assam and neighbouring Bangladesh, has been frequently used in the past by terrorists to sneak into the country and carry out subversive activities.

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