Security has been beefed up and police patrolling intensified in Mizoram in view of the 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, with bomb disposal squad checking the venues of the main function in Aizawl on Monday.
Though no specific threats were reported, Superintendent of Police (Aizawl) Lalhuliana Fanai told reporters police patrolling was intensified in Aizawl and elaborate security arrangements were made for vital government installations. Police personnel visited hotels to ascertain that no suspected terrorists or militants were lodged there, he said.
Entry into the terminal building of the lone Lengpui Airport near Aizawl was restricted and only bona fide passengers were allowed inside since last week, Fanai said. Bomb disposal squad members were checking the Assam Rifles Ground, where the main function of the Independence Day celebrations would be held, the officer added.