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Security beefed up at ONGC following threat

ONGC sources, however, said that there was no panic among its employees and all operations were going on as usual.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 21:46 IST

Security has been tightened at all installations of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Assam following report of an extortion demand by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

The ONGC officials have been provided with security arrangements.

ONGC sources, however, said in Guwahati on Friday that there was no panic among its employees and all operations, including drilling and production, were going on as usual.

Sources said that the demand note would be compared with earlier such notes of the ULFA to ascertain its authenticity.

Meanwhile, the state government has entrusted IGP (SB) Khagen Sarma to verify the authenticity of the Rs 500 crore demand note reportedly issued by the ULFA.

The extortion note had been reportedly issued in the name of the 28th battalion of the ULFA and was sent to the corporation's Assam headquarters at Nazaria in Upper Assam by post.