PV Desk : Bangladesh today demanded heightened security for its mission in India’s Assam state capital Guwahati following two subsequent attacks as Indian high commissioner Riva Ganguly Das met acting foreign secretary Kamrul Hasan at his office Thursday evening.

A foreign ministry statement, issued after the meeting, said Ahsan “protested about the attack on the convoy of the (Bangladesh) assistant high commissioner and vandalization of the signposts (of Bangladesh Chancery in Guwahati)”.

“He (Ahsan) requested for protection of personnel and property of the mission by the host government,” the statement read.

It said in response the Indian envoy assured that Indian authorities “are being immediately alerted to enhance security of Bangladesh chancery and its assistant high commissioner’s residence in Guwahati”.

“The appropriate Indian authorities (however) have already taken enhanced security measures to protect the Assistant High Commission premise, its personnel and members of their families,” the statement quoted her as saying.

A mob today torn down two signposts of the mission, 30 yards away from the chancery in Guwahati, a day after agitators attacked the security vehicle escorting Bangladesh assistant high commissioner as he was heading towards to the city from the airport.

According to reports, mobs protesting the bill attacked the security vehicle.