Republic Day : Assam sounds high alert for probable militants attack
by Hemanta Kumar Nath, 12/01/2018, Guwahati

: Assam Police has sounded high alert for probable militants attack ahead of Republic Day celebration in the state. Following the inputs of Intelligence Bureau (IB), Assam police has issued cautionary notice to all district police specially the bordering districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya border to take adequate measures in concerning districts.

The IB had recently alerted Assam police that, several militant groups including Paresh Baruah-led ULFA (I) are planning to attack on security forces and to create untoward situation ahead of Republic Day celebration in the state. Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay said that, Assam police had already alerted all district police to prevent any untoward situation.“Several militant groups have planned to attack on security personnel.

Apart from it, some militants of ULFA (I), NSCN (K) are also trying to enter into Assam from Arunachal Pradesh border. Following the intelligence input we have alerted the bordering districts with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya to take appropriate measures,” Sahay said.Recently two ULFA (I) militants were injured in gun fight with the troops of Assam police and Assam Rifles at Jagun area in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district along with Arunachal Pradesh border.