Tight security for ULFA’s 12-hr bandh on Thursday in AssamJune 24th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 24 (ANI): Security has been tightened in Assam following the 12-hour ‘Asom Bandh’ called by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Thursday.
Guwahati has been put on high alert, while security has been beefed up in sensitive places like railway stations, railway tracks, bus stands, airports, parking lots, refineries and other vital installations.
“Alert has been sounded across the state in view of the bandh tomorrow. Security has been tightened and special arrangements have also been made to ensure law and order during the bandh hours,” said Inspector-General of Police (CWR) GP Singh.
The banned ULFA has called a 12-hour ‘Asom Bandh’ on Thursday beginning from 5 am to protest the killing of two of its cadres in an alleged fake encounter on Sunday, besides killing members of other militant outfits in the past few months by security forces.
The outfit has, however, exempted students appearing in different examinations, water and milk supply, hospitals and medical facilities, electric supply and the press from the purview of the bandh.
Moreover, the state government has also issued directives to all deputy commissioners and sub-divisional officers to make sure normal operation of offices during the bandh.A strict vigil was being maintained at the Kamakhya Temple, where a four-day Ambubachi Fair is being markedd by thousands of people. (ANI)
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