JORHAT, March 19 - Inspector General of CRPF (North East Sector), Prakash D, who is the force coordinator for the states of Meghalaya and Assam, today in a meeting held at Jorhat Sector Headquarters on the Rowriah outskirts here, reviewed the security scenario of Upper Assam in view of the parliamentary polls to be held on April 11.
A CRPF source said that Prakash in the meeting attended, by senior officials of the Central police force posted in the region, directed them to extend all possible support to the local civil and police administrations to hold the elections in a free and fair manner.
The source stated that the IG asked the officers to take prompt actions in consultation with the local civil/police authorities to hold the elections as per the guidelines issued by the Election Commission.
Prakash stated that to carry out area domination in the Upper Assam areas, forces have been already deployed.
The source said that Prakash exhorted the officers to enhance visibility and mobility of the troops.
It may be mentioned here that insurgent outfit Ulfa-I is active in the eight Upper Assam districts, including the Sadiya police district.
Most of the districts share inter-state border with Nagaland or with Arunachal Pradesh and has dense jungles with a rough terrain on the plains and foothills providing advantage to militants to sneak into Assam to carry out subversive activities and flee back to their hideouts believed to in forests/ hills of neighbouring States.
Earlier this month, the Government established a new DIG Range of the Assam Police based at Tinsukia by bifurcating the Eastern Range, which has its headquarters in Jorhat, to enhance counter-insurgency operations against the militants.
Earlier, the CRPF IG addressed the jawans at the Jorhat Sector Headquarters and lauded the achievements of the force. He urged them to continue to discharge their duty with full sincerity and dedication and upheld the name and honour of the force.
Prakash said that CRPF personnel has a key role to play to ensure holding the parliamentary polls in a free and fair manner.
He also paid homage to the CRPF martyrs on the eve of 80th anniversary of the Central force.