Heavy security as President visits Agartala today

A thick security blanket has been thrown through out in the capital town here in view of President Pratibha Patil`s two-day visit from Friday.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 09:23 AM IST

Agartala: A thick security blanket has been thrown through out in the capital town here in view of President Pratibha Patil`s two-day visit from Friday.

The entire town has been divided into 11 security sectors and senior officers will supervise and monitor the security of each sectors, DIG (police control) Nepal Das said.
Security at the airport is being looked after by paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and CISF while police personnel have been deployed in the entire town.

Other arrangements like anti-sabotage arrangements, keeping a close vigil from roof-tops and search by dog squads have also been made, Das said.

Some Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) have been kept ready and the Border Security Force (BSF) has been asked to completely seal the 856 km long Indo-Bangla border so that no unwanted elements can sneak into the Indian territory from across the border.

President would arrive at the Agartala airport by a special flight from Mizoram on Friday morning after which she would be given a civic reception by the Agartala Municipal Council in the evening.
The function would be presided over by Governor Dr D Y Patil while Chief Minister Anik Sarkar would grace the function as the chief guest.

On Friday, she will deliver a lecture in the fourth convocation of the Tripura University and would return to Delhi later in day.

PTI