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Security apparatus on red alert in State, police says 'no ISIS footprint'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 3: The security apparatus in Assam has been kept in red alert in the aftermath of the ISIS crackdown in Dhaka on July 1 even as the State Police Headquarters has been maintaining that ‘we have not perceived any footprint of ISIS in the recent past’ in the State. The attention of the Assam Police has been drawn to several news items appearing in the media stating the presence of ISIS in Assam. The State Police Headquarters clarified that though several modules of the Jamaat-ul Muhahideen Bangladesh (JMB) had been busted in Assam in the aftermath of Khagragarh blast in Burdwan district in West Bengal on October 2, 2014, the State police found no ‘footprint’ of ISIS in the State in the recent past. However, considering the gravity of the security threat in neighbouring Bangladesh, all SPs in Assam have been instructed to gear up their intelligence machineries and keep sharp watch over the situation. The State police force is also in close touch with all Central security agencies. The SPs of Cachar, Karimganj and Dhubri, and the BSF along the Assam-Bangladesh border have been asked to remain alert.

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