Security tightened in Assam on eve of R-Day

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Security personnel keep vigil over the River Brahmaputra during the river patrolling ahead of Republic Day celebration..PTI
Guwahati, Jan 25: Security has been tightened in Assam especially around major installations like ONGC and OIL ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. Assam Chief Secretary N K Das chaired a meeting to review the security measures and other arrangements initiated to ensure the smooth conduct of the event, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Security has been beefed up around important installations like Oil India Limited (OIL), ONGC and Indian Oil Corporation, besides at railways, airport, bus depots and other public places, sources said. The public, in general, have been requested to be on high alert against subversive activities by insurgent outfits.

At least 12 outfits including the anti-talk faction of ULFA, Coordination Committee (umbrella organisation of seven militant outfits of Manipur), Kamatapur Liberation Organisation, National Liberation Front of Trip's, Tripper Peoples' Democratic Front and Hundreder National Liberation Front have jointly called for a 'boycott' of the Republic Day celebrations and a general shut-down' on January 26.

PTI

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