TEZPUR, Nov 7 - Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sarma today said that fundamentalist militant groups have started posing more serious threat in the region as well as other part of the nation.
�As the jehadi or fundamentalist groups are more dangerous than the other groups, we have been monitoring the situation very seriously and taking every possible step to combat such elements,� he said.
The top cop visited Tezpur today to take part in three separate programmes at the police headquarters, Tezpur Station (HQ) and office of the Superintendent of Police, Sonitpur where he inaugurated a water project, a meeting hall and an office building respectively.
However, on the sidelines of his official visit, talking to mediapersons here, he further said that the Assam government and the security agencies are of the opinion that the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah should come forward to join the mainstream as there is no any example in this world that war or terrorism has resulted in any positive thing. �Rather history says that war brings destruction, not creation,� he said, adding that �ULFA supremo Paresh Baruah�s process will not solve any problem in the region. He should come forward for talks.�
Prior to it, the State police chief attended a review meeting of the Unified Command (The Strategy Group meeting) that was held at the Gajraj Corps here with a renewed resolve to curb the militant activities of various insurgent groups. In a shift from the regular venue of Guwahati, Tezpur held the meeting that was chaired by the State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia. The meeting was attended by Lt Gen Sarath Chand and other senior officers from the Government of Assam, Army and paramilitary forces.
The meeting reviewed the overall security situation in Assam and took note of the terrorist activities in Assam with specific reference to the BTAD and Karbi Anglong, and resolved to thwart firmly their activities and propaganda.