Forces trying to disrupt peace in Assam: DGP

By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Aug 7: Organizations based outside the country are making attempts to disrupt peace in Assam, State's DGP Khagen Sarma said today, adding that in view of the threat perception, security agencies have been put on maximum alert. The DGP was speaking to reporters after a security review meeting attended by the police top brass from Meghalaya and Aruchal Pradesh, officials from army, paramilitary and intelligence agencies. The meeting discussed the scerio in the region in the aftermath of the successive militant strikes in Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir and the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. Sarma said insurgents of the state and region were also trying to launch strikes in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations. He, however, did not mention if the insurgents groups of the region were under pressure from foreign agencies. Police sources said vigil has been heightened at Kamakhya Temple, important railway stations, oil installations and other vital public places. A close watch is being maintained in the four Upper Assam districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Jorhat.

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