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Security beefed up in Meghalaya for R-Day

Police was taking all precautionary measures to ensure a peaceful Republic Day celebration in the state.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 18:54 IST

Security has been beefed up in Meghalaya for the Republic Day celebration and people have been asked not to touch any suspicious or unclaimed objects, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Special Branch Superintendent of Police Ricky Dkhar said police was taking all precautionary measures to ensure a peaceful Republic Day celebration in the state.

"There is nothing to be worried about and the Republic Day celebration will definitely be peaceful", Dkhar said, while distributing pamphlets on nine-point precaution to be taken against bomb threat.

He said the people should immediately inform the police if they see an any suspicious or unclaimed object.

"Watch out for any person leaving bags, suitcase, toys, transistors, portable music system in crowded places like shopping complex and bus stations", Dkhar said.

Three militant organisations of the North East -- United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), All Tripura Tiger Force of Tripura and People's Liberation Front of Manipur -- have called for boycott of the Republic Day celebration and would observe a "general strike" on that day.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 18:54 IST