GUWAHATI: Less than a week ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the overall security scenario of the Northeast in general and Assam, in particular, was reviewed at a high-level meeting of the Operational Group under the Unified Command (UC) at the Narangi cantonment of Army here on Friday.
The meeting attended by the top officials of the Army, other security agencies, the Assam Government and the Union Ministry Home Affairs as well brought to light the requirement to take pro-active measures to avoid any adverse law-and-order situation in the wake of recent developments over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, ST Bill and other contentious issues that caused widespread repercussions in Assam and other parts of the region.
A press communique issued by Lt Col P Khongsai, Public Relation Officer (Defence), Guwahati on Friday evening stated that all the issues covering intelligence, law and order and the CI/CT operations were deliberated upon. Plans were formulated to ensure an incident-free conduct of the Parliamentary elections, the communique said.
The Operational Group meeting chaired by Lt Gen Manoj Pande, Tezpur-based GOC 4 Corps was attended by Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia and other senior officials of the State Government, including Ashutosh Agnihotri, Commissioner & Secretary (Home & Political), Hiren Nath, (SB), Tapan Kumar Deka, Additional Director SIB (Ministry of Home Affairs). Representatives from other security agencies like the BSF, CRPF and the SSB also attended the meeting.
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