Centre Alerts Assam On Terrorist Infiltration


New Delhi: The Centre has alerted its forces guarding the India-Bangladesh border to maintain constant vigil to avert all possible infiltration bids of terrorists from across the border, reports The Sentinel.

The alert, issued recently, said Assam and West Bengal are ‘very much sensitive.’ Both these states share their boundaries with Bangladesh. Of late, instances of terrorists coming from Bangladesh to create trouble in India have come to light.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA), while investigating the bomb blasts at Khagragarh, Burdwan in West Bengal on October 2, 2014, found that the persons present at the site of bomb blast were believed to be the members of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JuM-B). These persons were engaged in planning terrorist attacks in different parts of India and Bangladesh.

Recently, the Assam Police also busted a JuM-B module that led to the arrest of 33 persons from various parts of lower Assam in connection with their suspected links with JuM-B. “In order to counter terror activities, there exists close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the State levels.

The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has been strengthened and re-organized to enable it to function round the clock basis for real time collation, analysing and sharing of intelligence with other intelligence agencies and States, which ensures seamless flow of information between the State and the Central agencies. This has resulted in busting of many terror modules in the country,” said a senior Home Ministry official.

The central intelligence agencies suspect that people, especially from the minority community from Assam, might easily come under the influence of radical organisations. “We have asked our forces to keep a close tab on all such developments,” said the official.