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Tripura beefs up security for R-Day

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, Jan 24 � Security was beefed up in Tripura as some insurgent outfits, including the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), has called for boycott of the Republic Day, police said today.

Security was enhanced near the residence of VIPs, Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat, Assembly House and patrolling was intensified in the remote and hilly areas by Tripura State Rifles (TSR), the sources said.

The BSF has intensified its vigil along the 856-km long international border with Bangladesh.

Bomb and dog squads were making regular checks in vulnerable areas and the vehicles entering the towns including the capital city are also being checked to thwart any attempt of carrying fire arms or explosives, they said.

The Union Home Ministry has also dispatched a note to the State Home department to make tight security arrangements after insurgent groups issued the call to boycott the Republic Day.

The Northeast Frontier Railway has also rescheduled train services between Agartala-Lumding, and Agartala-Silchar on security grounds. � PTI

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