Five member NSG team sent to Tripura

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Agartala, Oct 2: The Union Home Ministry on Thursday, Oct 2 dispatched a five-member special team of the National Security Guard (NSG) from Delhi to Tripura after the late last night seven serial blasts which claimed the lives of two people and left 80 wounded. Besides the NSG officials, forensic experts from Kolkata have also left for Agartala to investigate the blasts and overview the post operative action plan, police spokesperson and DIG (Ops) Nepal Dastold told sources on Thursday, Oct 2.

He, however, pointed out that the Tripura government had already garrisoned Assam Rifles, Tripura State Rifles jawans and CRPF in all the sensitive locations and vital installations of the state, while the BSF has also made enhancement of it's deployment along the 856 kilometre border with Bangladesh.

Paramilitary forces have already taken charge of Agartala and extra security measures are being taken at all the bus terminals, national highways, airports and telecommunication installations in all the sub-division towns of the state, Mr Das said.

According to the BSF sources, security in all the border and transit points with Bangladesh has been tightened and extra deployment made in border areas. Besides, the BSF jawans were also mobiled in the nearby market areas.

Moreover, patrolling on border roads and blast places resumed soon after the incidents, while Chief Minister Manik Sarkar held a review meeting with the top officials of the administration and visited the spots and hospitals along with Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty, Urban Development minister Manik Dey, Chief Secretary Shasi Prakash and DGP Pranay Sahay.

NSG officials would hold a meeting with the state police and intelligence officials here this afternoon and inspect three major incident spots Maharajganj Bazar, Gobinda Ballav Bazar and Radhanagar bus stand along with forensic experts.

Six people have, meanwhile, been detained from different locations of the state in connection with the explosions.


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