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State Govt to hand over cases to NIA

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � The State Government has decided to hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This decision was taken at a law-and-order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in his office chamber here today, said an official release.

The meeting decided to hand over the cases to the NIA so that the cases could be probed thoroughly as the issue has international ramifications, the press release said.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to take all possible steps against anti-national activities. �We have to take all possible measures to foil the sinister designs of anti-national elements. We will not compromise on national security and integrity,� he said.

Police Commissionerate: The meeting also decided that Guwahati would come under a Police Commissionerate with effect from January 1, 2015. The meeting felt that due to rapid urbanization, leading to burgeoning�growth in the city�s population, policing has become a bigger challenge than ever before.

Police district: It was further decided at the meeting that Biswanath subdivision in Sonitpur district would become a police district for ensuring better policing with easy accessibility to people.

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