Assam govt to hand over cases related to jihadi activities to NIA
GUWAHATI, NOVEMBER 1
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Assam government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the state to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as decided at a law and order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Saturday.
The meeting decided to hand over the cases to the NIA so that the cases could be probed thoroughly as it has international ramification, a government release said.
Gogoi directed the officials to take all possible steps against anti-national activities, the release said.
“We have to take all possible measures to foil sinister designs of anti-national elements. We will not compromise on national security and national integrity,” he said.Today’s meeting also reviewed the state’s overall law and order situation and it was attended, among others, by Home and Political Principal Secretary MGVK Bhanu, Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, Additional DGP-law and order R M Singh and ADGP-Special Branch Pallab Bhattacharya.
The NIA yesterday announced cash rewards for the arrest of 12 absconders, including one from Assam, who are wanted in connection with an alleged conspiracy to target installations in Bangladesh and are alleged to be associated with the banned terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
NIA announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh each against five absconders, Rs 5 lakh each for three accused and Rs 3 lakh for the remaining four.
Among those carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on their head is Sahanur Alom alias Doctor, a resident of Barpeta district in Assam.
State Director General of Police Khagen Sarma told reporters after the meeting that the police was on the look out for Sahanur Alom along with five others in connection with several cases.