Red alert in Assam for Punjab attack, Yakub hanging

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, July 27: Red alert has been sounded in Assam in the aftermath of the terror attack at Gurdaspur in Punjab today.

Security has also been tightened in view of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s execution slated later this week.

Informing this at a press conference here, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said, “Red alert has been sounded across the State after today’s Punjab terror attack. Yakub Memon is to be hanged on July 30, and in view of it also, security alertness is being maintained.”

Gogoi said militant outfits based in the State as well as Islamic fundamentalist groups, have been trying to disrupt peace but their attempts are being foiled by the security forces.

 “Several Northeastern militant outfits have come together on a common platform. Islamic terror groups are also present in the State. They too are trying to destablise the state,” he said, adding, “We have, however, been able to contain their activities.”

The CM said he has asked the Centre for additiol security forces for deployment in the State. Giving a virtual clean chit to madrassas, often accused of being training grounds for Islamic militants, Gogoi said, “There is no report with us that madrassas of Assam are giving shelter to any terrorists.”

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