Assam: Security tightened, parade rehearsal in full swing for Republic Day


GUWAHATI: Elaborate security arrangements have been made across the state for the forthcoming 71st Republic Day celebrations.

Security forces have been keeping vigil in sensitive areas to maintain law and order in the run-up to Republic Day celebrations in the state.

After an explosion rocked Sapekhati under Charaideo district on Monday night, Assam Police and CRPF personnel have intensified checking along the Assam-Nagaland border at Merapani in Golaghat district. 

Vehicles especially from Nagaland are being checked regularly so that no bad elements can enter Assam to carry out subversive activities.

Merapani along the Assam-Nagaland border is regarded as one of the sensitive areas of the state.

On the other hand, security personnel are taking part in the march-past rehearsal at Assam Veterinary College playground in Guwahati to celebrate the Republic Day with patriotic fervor.

Troops from Assam Police, Veerangana, BSF, CRPF and NCC cadets have been rehearsing for the Republic Day parade in Guwahati. A team of Mizoram Police will also take part in the parade.

Meanwhile, 40 CCTV cameras have been installed at Khanapara playground to monitor the venue constantly where the state government’s Republic Day celebration is scheduled to be held from 9 AM onwards.

There will be four separate gates for entrance of VVIPs, VIPs and the general public.