Police, BSF put on high alert in Meghalaya Raju Das SHILLONG, Oct 30 Meghalaya police and the Border Security Forces (BSF) have directed its personnel to be on high alert following the serial bomb blasts that rocked several districts of Assam this morning.
Several check gates and barricades have been placed along the Meghalaya-Assam border to frisk vehicles and passengers.
The BSF, meanwhile, has ordered its men to be on "high alert" to prevent human movement in the border.
Eighteen serial blasts rocked several districts of Assam on before noon on Thursday, killing and injuring several people.
All the police stations, especially those bordering the inter-state boundary with Assam has been directed to be extra vigilant, Inspector General of Police (Special Branch), SB Singh said.
Singh said extra precautionary measures had been put in place after fear that those involved in the serial bomb blasts might sneak into Meghalaya.
We have set up barricades along the National Highways, connecting Guwahati and Meghalaya and our men are frsiking vehicles, Singh added.
Inspector General of BSF in-charge Assam, Meghalaya Manipur and Nagaland Frontier, PK Mishra said his men has been directed to be extra vigilant to thwart any attempt of infiltration.
Meghalaya shares a long border with Bangladesh. This corridor has been frequenlty used in the past by terrorists to sneak into the country and carry out acts of terror like todays Assam serial bomb blasts.