GUWAHATI, May 13 � Amidst apprehensions about militant-sponsored disturbance before and after May 16, the date for Lok Sabha polls results declaration, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma informed that the State is well-equipped to thwart any kind of nefarious design.
Additional 100 companies of Army would be deployed across the State in view of the threat percept related to declaration of poll results.
�For BTAD, where the threat perception is slightly on the higher side, additional 30 companies of central forces will take guard in BTAD where violence broke out (May 1 and 2) recently claiming 46 lives�, the Director General of Assam Police said.
Vigil on the international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh has been stepped up with both SSB and BSF put on high alert. Around 60 police officials from the rank of Additional Director Generals of Police (ADGs) and Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) have been detailed on the law and order maintenance.
Briefing the mediapersons, the DGP said that in BTAD, 125 fixed police pickets have been set up in all the four districts. While Kokrajhar is having 63 fixed pickets, the number of such pickets in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri would be 39, 20 and 11 respectively.
Besides, there will be 50 mobile pickets which will on the move on a constant basis, the DGP said.
�Keeping in view the level of vulnerability, we have decided to have permanent police pickets in villages be it those inhabited by religious minority, linguistic minority or ethnic minority from June,� he informed.