Ramchandran worried over Maoists presence in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 28 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs M Ramachandran today expressed concern over growing Maoist presence particularly in upper Assam districts and said the state police was taking required steps. Chairing a top level law and order review meeting at the Raj Bhavan in the presence of Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik here, the union minister told reporters “border fencing along the Indo-Bangla terrain was also discussed and decision has been taken to complete the process very soon.” State Director General of Police Jayanta Choudhury said the union home ministry had been urged to form an anti-extortion and anti-abduction cell to counter the threat of militants. “We have urged the union minister in the meeting to form the cells as well a proper rehabilitation package for the surrendered ULFA militants”, he said. On yesterday’s grenade blast in the city, the DGP claimed that the anti-talk faction of the ULFA led by Paresh Barua was behind the incident. PTI SB PR

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