Jorhat (Assam): Following the intelligence report that Paresh Baruah-led anti-talk ULFA faction may target Oil India Limited (OIL) and ONGC officials along with politicians during the run-up to Republic Day, the Assam government on Friday sounded a high alert in the upper Assam region. 

According to intelligence reports, the outfit was likely to make soft targets on OIL and ONGC officials, particularly those hailing from outside the state, official sources said.

A message has been sent to all districts in upper Assam two days ago directing them to review the security scenario especially inter-state roads, borders areas, brick kiln, oil installations, railway tracks and all Assam police border outposts have been instructed to make frequent patrolling with security checks.

Police-public meetings in sensitive areas of upper Assam have been scheduled during the run-up to Republic Day.

ONGC's basin manager of Assam and Assam Arakan basin, Sudhir Kumar Jain, told PTI that following the message received from the home department they are in constant touch with the central and state governments.

A north-east on-shore security meet was held recently to discuss issues related to safety of officials as there was constant threat but respective state governments were taking regular precautions to avoid any unfortunate incidents, he said.