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Centre urged to tackle Islamic terror in State

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 4 - The Centre was urged to take strong measures to tackle the activities of Islamic militancy in Assam before the situation gets worse.

Moving a Zero Hour notice today, Bijoya Chakravarty said that Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh�s (JMB) activities in Assam came to the notice of authorities after the bomb blasts in West Bengal, as militants from Assam were involved.

The JMB is active in at least 65 districts of Assam and West Bengal. In Assam, the JMB is active in Baksa, Kokrajhar and Goalpara districts.

The BJP MP said that arms and ammunition were procured from Nagaland and Myanmar. The situation in the area is not normal and that is why arms and ammunition can be procured easily, she said.

At least six persons were taken into custody from Barpeta district for their alleged involvement in the Burdan blast in West Bengal in 2014. Preliminary investigations had revealed that the arrested persons were part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

However, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Rajya Sabha that there is, currently, no intelligence input to indicate that terrorists are making efforts to set up terrorist training camps in the hinterland of the country. However, during investigation of certain earlier bomb blast cases, it was noticed that IED-related training was imparted by leaders of some of the organisations to their cadres at various places in the country.

In order to counter terror activities, there exists close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the State levels. The Multi Agency Centre has been strengthened and reorganised to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real time collation, analysing and sharing of intelligence with other intelligence agencies and States, which ensures seamless flow of information between the State and the Central agencies. This has resulted in busting of many terror modules in the country.

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