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Updated: March 11, 2010 15:43 IST

Security beefed up in Tripura on eve of NLFT raising day

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A file picture of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.
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A file picture of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.

Security has been strengthened and an alert has been sounded along the 856 km-long Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura ahead of the ‘raising day’ to be observed by the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) tomorrow, police said on Thursday.

“Every year, the NLFT observes March 12 as its raising day and tries to launch subversive activities, so security has been beefed up throughout the state and Border Security Force was alerted to keep strong vigil along the border”, DIG Police Control Nepal Das said.

He said security cover was enhanced at vital installations like Civil Secretariat, Rajbhavan and Tripura assembly and all the vehicles entering the towns were being checked.

Patrolling of security forces in the remote and insurgency prone areas was stepped up and police deployed near the international border were also alerted so that the insurgents from their base camps in neighbouring Bangladesh could not sneak into the state.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had recently said that despite improvement of India’s relation with Bangladesh, the camps of two major insurgent outfits, NLFT and banned All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), continued to remain in the neighbouring country.





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