Guwahati, June 27: The Ranjan Daimary faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) may target railway property to avenge the killing of its cadres by security personnel.
An official source said alerts had been sounded and the GRP and RPF personnel had started intensive search of trains, tracks and railway stations after intelligence inputs of possible NDFB strikes.
“There has been intelligence inputs warning of NDFB plans to carry out blasts on passenger trains or railway tracks, particularly in lower Assam or north Bengal, to avenge the death of its cadres at the hands of security forces,” the source said.
He said railway stations across the state have been put on a state of high alert and every train compartment was being checked thoroughly.
“To prevent any attack on railway property, additional deployment of armed forces has been made at all vulnerable places and track patrolling intensified,” the source said.
According to him, the railways have been asked to be cautious and run pilot engines ahead of trains passing through lower Assam.