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Tripura steps up security to foil intrusion bids and abrupt reactions on Bangladesh incidents

The administration has issued an order to complete immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga by Sunday and made extra arrangements of security for peacefully holding the procession.

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Agartala: Tripura government has stepped up security in the habitations along the Indo-Bangladesh border and all the Superintendents of Police have been asked to be extra vigilant against the possibility of communal tensions following the recent incidents of the alleged attacks on minority Hindus and temples in Bangladesh.

According to the report, BSF has been put on high alert to foil intrusion bids from across the country or any communal instigation in the villages on the Indian side.

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The administration has issued an order to complete immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga by Sunday and made extra arrangements of security for peacefully holding the procession.

A top official of the state home department said, “We have been in touch with the local leaders of Hindu organisations and affiliated bodies with a request not to make any abrupt reaction over the attacks on Hindu temples and during celebrations of Durga Puja festival in Bangladesh.
“Necessary arrangements have been made to secure the people of all communities in Tripura and protect their sentiments.”

He stated that the matter is in the exclusive domain of India’s External Affairs Ministry and they have been closely monitoring each and every development in Bangladesh.

He said, “As a state government our duty is to maintain law and order, communal harmony and protect the state from any subversive attempt of anti-national elements and exactly we employed our whole efforts to ensure peace and harmony.”

The sources indicated that the security of the Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh here has also been enhanced besides, mosques and religious institutions of Muslim communities in Tripura and as of now there is a report of any untoward reaction in the state over the recent incidents of Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, police arrested at least seven Bangladeshi nationals from a construction site at the Siddhi Ashram area of Agartala on Saturday who had been working as masons there for the last few days after illegally crossing over Tripura.

Based on intelligence input, the police raided the site and detained Shafiqul Islam, Mohammad Mamum Hossain, Abdul Munaf Ali, Abdul Rajjak, Md Hannan, Md Rejan and Md Nazrul Islam.

There have been reports of the presence of illegal Bangladeshi nationals in different places of Tripura and police activated sources to detain them whoever is not possessing legal documents of entry in India, police sources added.

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