Security personnel in Dibrugarh
Security personnel seen on a Dibrugarh street. Image credit - Northeast Now

Along with various other parts of the state, security has been tightened in upper Assam districts including Dibrugarh and Tinsukia ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

Security force personnel have continued counter-insurgency operations in the sensitive areas so that the militant organizations cannot carry out any kind of subversive activities.

Security arrangements in Dibrugarh airport at Mohanbari, Bogibeel bridge, and other major government installations have been tightened.

Meanwhile, Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel were deployed in Chabua on Tuesday and the force was seen marching in the entire Chabua town to counter militant activities.

Dibrugarh superintendent of police Sreejith Tiraviam said, “Our preparations are going on in full swing. We have tightened the security in all the major government installations to thwart any militant activity before Republic Day. Today, RAF has been deployed in Naharkatia. Counter-insurgency operation is going on.”

Meanwhile, security has been strengthened in the Tinsukia district of upper Assam, which remains highly vulnerable due to explosions that took place in the past.

Tinsukia shares its boundary with Arunachal Pradesh and the militants sneak into the district through the Himalayan state.

“We have beefed up checking at the check post along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border to thwart any kind of subversive activities by the militant outfits,” said army sources.

“The area is sensitive because it is covered with dense forests and the militants sneak into Assam through the forest route and carry out subversive activities.”

“We are taking every possible measure to counter any kind of threat from the rebel groups,” added army sources.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com