Special security measures have been taken to maintain law and order in the sensitive north Bengal in the run up to the Independence Day, police said.
Inspector General of Police (North Bengal), K L Tamta told PTI that the police were working closely with BSF, SSB and Army to ensure peace.
The special measures would continue for a few days after August 15, he said.
These measures were taken keeping in view the sensitivity of the area, which borders Nepal, Bangladesh and has border with Assam.
Police said the border with Nepal and Bangladesh would be sealed off.
Joint partol with police in Assam would be carried out along Assam-Bengal border in Coochbehar district.
Police and army are trying to capture Dhananjoy Singha, a KLO leader, who allegedly entered north Bengal from Bangladesh recently.
Besides, Tamta said, sufficient plaincloth policemen would be deployed at public places like bus terminus, shopping malls, and car parking places.