BONGAIGAON, Oct 31 � Arms training allegedly imparted to the Muslim youths in the State by jehadi groups is not only unfortunate but also a threat to the sovereignty of the country, AKRSU president Biswajit Ray told newspersons on Thursday.
Due to the inaction and failure of the police and its intelligence branch, jehadi elements have become successful in making their base in the State, Ray alleged and demanded the Union Government to expose the All India United Democratic Front president Badaruddin Ajmal�s alleged link with jehadi elements before the public.
Ray criticised the Union Government run by Prime Minister Modi for its utter failure to seal the porous Indo-Bangla border so as to check infiltration, which was promised by Narendra Modi in a rally before the last Lok Sabha polls.
Ray urged the Centre to take strict measures against harbourers, sympathisers and operatives of jehadi groups rather than making it a political issue.
Ray also alleged that rice, meant for the Public Distribution System and cattle are being smuggled to Bangladesh from Indian villages openly on boats through river ways in broad day light by suspected Bangladeshi nationals in nexus with the police, local traders and officials of the concerned department. The Government has not taken any right step against the smugglers, police, traders and government officials involved in this illegal trade, he said.
Ray also suspected that through same water ways through which cattle and rice are smuggled out from Assam, arms and other illegal items are being smuggled into the State under the very nose of the border forces. He demanded that the Union Government issue shoot-at-sight order across the Indo-Bangla border to check immigration from Bangladesh and seal the border fully.