SHILLONG, Aug 11 � Security forces in at least six districts of Meghalaya have been put on alert ahead of the militant outfit HNLC�s 25th Raising Day on August 14 with the BSF keeping watch on unfenced stretches of the international border in the State, police said.
The alert was sounded after intelligence inputs that a number HNLC of cadres were trying to sneak into Meghalaya from neighbouring Bangladesh. �We have received intelligence inputs that a few highly trained cadres of the HNLC are camping in the State and that is why we have sounded an alert in all six Khasi Jaintia Hills district,� a senior police official said.
Police checkpoints have been set up at strategic location in the city and the affected districts, they said.
Last evening, about 100 posters belonging to the proscribed outfit were seized from a vehicle at Jowai, the headquarters of the West Jaintia district.
Last month armed cadres of the outfit opened fire at a police station in the heart of the city. Two weeks later they opened fire at a police patrol in Jaintia Hills district.
Police have also sought coordinated efforts from the BSF guarding the 443 km international border, parts of which are unfenced, riverine and extremely difficult to man. � PTI