The Assam government has beefed up security for trains, the track and other rail properties, oil pipelines and other vital installations across the State following specific intelligence that the Paresh-Barua-led faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom is planning to target them in a big way. The decision was taken at an urgent security review meeting here on Thursday, Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi told The Hindu.
“There were some specific inputs — both technical intelligence and inputs gathered from the interrogation of some apprehended ULFA cadres.
The meeting decided to deploy additional forces, ensure 24x7 patrolling and carry out thorough checking of vehicles.
The Strategy Group of the Unified Command Structure would meet on September 17 for a follow-up and to evolve a strategy to curb the insurgent activities of the ULFA faction, Mr. Tripathi said.
Chief Security Commissioner of the Northeast Frontier Railway Shahid Ahmed, Additional Director General of Police (Special Branch) Khagen Sarma, Inspector General (Law and Order) L.R. Bishnoi and senior officials of the Home Department, Oil India and Indian Oil Corporation were present at the meeting.