Sonowal apprises Rajnath of status of Bangla border fencing

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday in New Delhi to apprise the latter of the status of fencing work along India-Bangladesh border in Assam and requested him to seal the border soon in view of growing activities of terrorists in the neighbouring Bangladesh.
Sonowal after meeting the Home Minister, informed that Assam government had pressed for its long-standing demand for completion of border fencing work so as the seal the border with Bangladesh in Assam to stop infiltration from the neighbouring country.
Sonowal’s meeting with Rajnath Singh assumed significance in view of inputs from Central intelligence agencies that a group of at least five radical Islamic terrorists had sneaked into Assam through the porous border in South Garo Hills areas in Meghalaya.
All police have alerted all its district police head especially those in bordering districts to gear up vigil in the wake of reported infiltration of terror elements from Bangladesh.
Assam police Director General, Mukesh Sahay informed that Assam police were put on alert throughout the state in view of the renewed threat from Islamic terror groups.
He pointed out that Assam Police successfully uprooted al the modules of Jamat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) that were active in the state, last year in the wake of Burdwan blast in West Bengal.
Adviser of All Assam Students ‘Union (AASU), Samujjal Bhattacharrya pointed out that the students’ bodies stand that the `porous and not so well guarded’ border with Bangladesh posed grave threat to the internal security in Assam and rest of the country as radical elements could sneaked into Assam and then the rest of country through the border.
The AASU has been the spearhead of movement against the unabated illegal migration from Bangladesh that had posed treat to identity of indigenous populace in Assam.

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