IMPHAL, Aug 13: The state home department has placed an extensive security cover in and around the greater Imphal areas since the last two days, following the announcement of various militant outfits of the region to boycott the 64th Independence Day celebration on August 15.
The state government will be celebrating the 64th anniversary of the nations Independence Day at the 1st Manipur Rifles ground on August 15.
According to an official source, keeping in view the state level observation of the Independence Day, the state home department has deputed adequate security forces at four verified security points which have been established around the 1st MR campus where the main celebration will be held.
Meanwhile, apprehensive about violent incidents which could mar the celebration, as various militants outfits have already called a boycott to the celebration, the state police have intensified its frisking and checking duties at all strategic points and have also deployed extensive police personnel at all vulnerable points, public places, markets areas, etc.
In the meantime, the Independence day celebrations will also be observed at all district head quarters of the state on August 15, and in view of the observations, several security preventive measures have also been taken up at all district head quarters to prevent any untoward eventualities before and on the eve of the celebration on August 15, the official source added.