Assam is on high alert following intelligence reports that ULFA cadres are planning to launch an offensive to protest the reported detention of the outfit’s Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa in Bangladesh.

Police said as per intelligence inputs, ULFA ’Commander-in-Chief’, Paresh Barua, reportedly in Myanmar now, had directed the members of the banned outfit to carry out bomb blasts in different parts of the state.

Security has been beefed up throughout the state, particularly in Sibsagar, home town of Rajkhowa, with intensified patrolling in and around vital installations.

Sibsagar Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh Singh told reporters that additional security forces had been deployed throughout the district.