International border sealed, security beefed up for PM's Tripura visit

The India-Bangladesh border adjoining Sipahijala and Unakoti districts of Tripura has been sealed in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit tomorrow, police said today.

International border sealed, security beefed up for PM's Tripura visit

AGARTALA : The India-Bangladesh border adjoining Sipahijala and Unakoti districts of Tripura has been sealed in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit tomorrow, police said today.

The prime minister would address two public rallies near border areas, programme manager and Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly Biswarup Bhattacharya said.

Giving details of Modi's itinerary, he said the prime minister is scheduled to arrive at Agartala airport in a chartered plane, and from there, he would fly to Sonamura of Sipahijala district in an IAF helicopter.

A public rally has been organised at Rangamati Madrassa school ground in Sipahijala, Bhattacharya said.

According to Sipahijala SP Sudipta Das, the BSF has been asked to seal the frontier as the place is not very far from the international border.

"A security blanket has been thrown around the district with central and state paramilitary forces deployed at strategic points," Das said.

After the rally at Siphijala, Modi would go to Kailashahar in Unakoti district, Bhattacharya said, adding the prime minister would address a public meet at Ramkrishna

Mahavidyalaya stadium in the second half of the day.

The security forces have been asked to intensify patrolling in the district and adequate measures have been taken to thwart untoward incidents, Unakoti SP Ajit Pratap Singh said.

Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results will be announced on March 3.

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