GUWAHATI, May 2 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today instructed the Assam Police to deal firmly with the situation in the wake of gunning down of innocent people by suspected NDFB(S) militants at Narsingbari and Balapara Tulsibil under BTAD last night.
Meanwhile the Army has staged flag marches to instil confidence among the people in the violence affected places and to bring the situation under control, said an official press release here.
The State Home Department has requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy additional 10 companies in the affected areas of BTAD. Senior police officials have been asked to take sector-wise responsibility for maintenance of law and order in BTAD areas.
The official press release stated that at a law and order review meeting held at his office chamber here today, the Chief Minister strongly condemned the incidents and termed them as cowardly acts by suspected NDFB(S) militants. �The Government will do everything possible to frustrate the nefarious designs of the insurgents out to create terror and to apprehend them at the earliest,� he added.
According to the press release, the Chief Minister asked the police officials not to leave any stone unturned to nab the militants involved in the gruesome incidents and to bring the situation under control.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde called up the Chief Minister in the morning and the latter briefed him about the incidents. The Home Minister assured all help and support to the State Government in bringing the situation to normality.
The law and order meeting convened by the Chief Minister was attended, among others, by Chief Secretary, Jitesh Khosla, DGP, Khagen Sarma, Principal Secretary to CM, Jishnu Barua, and Commissioner & Secretary, Home, GD Tripathi.