By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 9: The fight against terror in Assam is far from being over. One of the glaring proofs that corroborate this fact is that the promulgation of the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 has been extended by another six months in entire Assam from March 2018.
This fact has other vestiges that speak their volumes that fight against terror in the State is far from being over. Take the case of seizure of cash, including fake notes, from various militant outfits in the State. According to sources in the State Home Department, in the past five years –2013-2017— various security agencies seized cash amounting to Rs 30,36,971 from various militant organizations – the KPL(T), ULFA and the NDFB(S) – besides fake notes with a face value of Rs 5,000. While Rs 4,15,491 of the amount has been deposited in the State treasury, Rs 35,000 has been paid to persons/authorized persons following directives from the court. Rest of the amount is with police malkha, awaiting court’s order. Operation against militant outfits is almost a continuous process in the State.