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Manmohan visits Assam, reviews security situation

The PM meets CM Tarun Gogoi, some of his cabinet colleagues & senior civil, police and army officials in the state.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 13:24 IST

Prime Minister Mamohan Singh arrivedin Dibrugarhon Tuesdayto review the security scenario in the violence-hit Assam districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

Soon after his arrival at the Mohanbari airporton Tuesdaymorning, the prime minister was closeted in a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, some of his senior Cabinet colleagues, senior civil and police officials and senior army officials at the airport.

Official sources said that the prime minister was also scheduled to review the Unified Command Structure in the state which will henceforth be headed by the chief minister and not the chief secretary.

The prime minister after the meeting would leave by helicopter to visit the violence-affected people of Mussaldhara Chapori at Sadiya in Tinsukia district and Moran in Dibrugarh.

On his return to the airport, the prime minister will address a press conference before leaving for New Delhi.

ULFA triggered violence in the Upper Assam districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sibsagar has claimed 70 lives since January 5.

First Published: Jan 16, 2007 12:21 IST