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Bhutan seals border with BTAD

Kokrajhar: Traffic movement remains heavily disrupted along the Indo-Bhutan border areas in BTAD areas as the National Council Elections in Bhutan is holding the country wide polls on Friday.

The security forces manning the border of the Himalayan kingdom sealed  the gates from 6 PM(BST) on April 19 to till 6 PM(BST) on Friday  to facilitate smooth conduct of the elections.

The elections of Bhutan Royal Government is gaining up since morning in peacefull and fair as the border share with four districts of BTAD(Assam),which includes Kokrajhar,Chirang,Baksa and Udalguri have alerted to be traffic controlled along the international border.

The Sarpang Deputy Commissioner of neighboring Bhutan had informed that in order to facilitate smooth conduct of the National Council Elections in Bhutan country, their border will be remained sealed from 6PM(BST) on April 19 to 6PM(BST) on Friday.

The Sarpang district administration of Bhutan country sought cooperation from India counterpart districts,apart from Chirang,Baksa administration to meet healthy successful of the national council elections to be held on April 20.

 Taking note of such situation, the Chirang and Baksa Deputy Commissioners(Assam) asked the district police to sensitise all the security agencies to keep strict vigil along the Indo-Bhutan border area as well as instructed the district transport officer to inform all the transporters' associations not to ply to Bhutan during that period.
 

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