SHILLONG, July 7 - Seven radical Islamic terrorists have entered into India from Bangladesh today giving security agencies the slip, through the partially fenced South Garo Hills sector.
An intelligence report said the seven terrorists have slipped into India through the riverine border in Maheskhola in South Garo Hills.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma when asked about the intrusion, said, the security agencies are trying to locate the terrorists after learning they have entered into India.
�The intelligence agencies are trying to find out about the infiltration,� Sangma said while expressing surprise how the classified information was leaked to the media.
Intelligence sources said the seven terrorists crossed over to India from Bangladesh�s Mymensingh district. They crossed the river Kanai in the area.
One of the �leaders of the group� was carrying a map and was trying to find directions, the sources added. �There is a high alert along the international border with Bangladesh in Meghalaya sector and elsewhere in the country. However, taking advantage of the river these terrorists crossed over,� a senior intelligence officer said.
Incidentally, the BSF has a border outpost in the area known as Kanai Border Outpost. �We have received inputs about the infiltration from intelligence agencies, but we have been unable to corroborate it yet. We are on the job,� a senior BSF official told The Assam Tribune.
The terrorists crossed over to India following the massive crack down on Islamic fundamentalists in Bangladesh by security agencies. Throughout Bangladesh a large number of arrests have been made by security agencies, where terrorist modules and sleeper cells are being busted.
Bangladesh is struggling with the teeming number of terrorist organisations that include affiliates of ISIS, Ansarullah Bangla Team, Al-Qaeda, Jama�atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh, Purba Bangla Communist Party and others.
These terrorist organisations have mainly targeted religious minority groups and foreigners in the recent times. Recently, 13 people from the Hindu minority community, including one Muslim, were nabbed by the police and BSF in Garo Hills who fled their homes out of fear.
�The task of the BSF and other security forces are cut out to stop any infiltration at this juncture, which could have serious consequences on the security scenario in India,� an official said.