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'No specific danger-threat in Tripura ahead of 15th August : BSF increases Border patrolling' : Abhijit Saptarshi
TIWN Aug 13, 2017
'No specific danger-threat in Tripura ahead of 15th August : BSF increases Border patrolling' : Abhijit Saptarshi
PHOTO : Preparation for 15th August on peak. TIWN Pic Aug 13

AGARTALA, Aug 13 (TIWN): Ahead of Nation's 71st independence day, Tripura police have geared up to ensure a safe celebration on 15th August. Talking to SP West Abhijit Saptashi regarding the security arrangement he said, "There is initially no threat but amid the flood situation across the state, the checking in public places are going on tightly. A huge number of security to be provided all over the West Dist to mark a safe celebration day". "We have also requested the BSF to increase patrolling on border areas to stop all means of threat entering the state", Saparshi said. "On 14th August there will be checking, dog-squad and on 15th August a huge number of troops to safeguard the Dist". There will be various programmes in Tripura on 15th August both by the state govt and by private institutions. According to program schedule the day would dawn with special tributes to the freedom fighters for the integrity, solidarity and development of India.

However, parade is to be conducted in the ground of the Assam riffle by TSR, CRPF, and Tripura Police, women police, home guard, NCC, NSS and others to grace the occasion of 15th August, the Indian Independence Day.

The speech given by the Chief Minister followed by March past by divisions of the paramilitary forces and Tripura Police.

TIWN correspondent visited Baramura Railway tracks where TSRs were busy in checking the tracks and to find out if any violence threat is there. Train is also the means of communication for all the smugglers, and emerging terrorist group circle in NE.

Security was thus tightened on Thursday in the restive north-east and other areas where NE based terrorists are allegedly active ahead of India’s Independence Day.

More than 100,000 army, police and paramilitary troops were deployed in the north-eastern states to foil any attack by separatists.

 

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