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Meghalaya put on red alert after ULFA killings

Necessary measures have been taken on the Meghalaya-Assam border following the bloodbath in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sibsagar.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 17:09 IST

The Meghalaya police have been put on alert in the wake of the attack by ULFA on Hindi-speaking people in upper Assam.

Necessary measures were taken on the Meghalaya-Assam border area following the bloodbath in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sibsagar districts so that no ULFA militant could sneak into the state, Home Minister RG Lyngdoh said on Wednesday.

State police, which have been put on alert, was involved in the job of assisting Army in border areas to flush out the militants, he said.

Lyngdoh, also the tourism minister of the state, voiced concern over tourism taking a backseat following the killings.

"Anything happening in Assam has its effect on tourism of the entire northeastern region," he said.