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Security situation in Northeast reviewed

Guwahati , Sat, 10 Mar 2012 ANI

Guwahati, Mar 10 (ANI): A high-level delegation led by the Minister of State for Home Affairs M Ramachandaran recently visited Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to review the internal security situation in the region.


Ramachandaran held meetings attended by senior officials from the Centre, Assam Police and intelligence agencies.


The government is keen to bring to end incidents of extortion, abduction and the growing influence of Maoists in the region.


The minister also had discussion with the Governor J B Patnayak.


"The minister reviewed the security situation in Assam. He discussed the recent blast in Guwahati and the abduction of the asst. general manager of State Bank of India. The minister suggested that an anti-kidnapping cell should be formed," said Jayanta Narayan Chaudhury, DGP, Assam.


On his arrival in Arunachal Pradesh, the Union minister called on the Governor, Gen. J J Singh and discussed the internal security scenario of the state.


Ramachandran revealed that the Central Government has sanctioned a special financial package of Rs 130 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for modernization of police forces in troubled-torn Tirap and Changlang districts.


The central team also reached Shillong for a security review meeting and later visited the integrated check post at Dawki.


They interacted with villagers at Indo-Bangla border and talked about issues related to border fencing.


"The entire situation will be resolved in a most amicable manner by the government of India. You'll not have any problem. If there is any problem this entire problem will be resolved in an effective manner as soon as possible," said Ramachandran.


Border fencing at Meghalaya-Bangladesh border is great importance to India, as it helps prevent cross-border crimes including smuggling and illegal migration.


The border fence, due to treaty obligations, has not been constructed on the Zero line, where the actual border lies, but aournd 150 yards inside Indian Territory, as necessitated by terrain and other deciding factors. (ANI)


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