GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - The Assam Police today said that they are trying to locate the whereabouts of certain youths who had gone outside the State for better prospects but then ceased to maintain any contact with their family members for a long time.
Special Director General of Police (Special Branch) Pallab Bhattacharya told media-persons today that the police has already started the process at many places with the help of village heads.
The move has been initiated to identify if any youth from the State had gone astray and joined any forces inimical to the country. It may be mentioned here that the police had recently arrested seven persons from Hojai on charges of maintaining close links with terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
Top police officials today reviewed the law-and-order scenario of Guwahati ahead of the ensuing Assembly session and the Durga Puja celebrations.
A meeting was held today which was chaired by Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia at the Police Reserve campus here. It was also attended by Special DGP Pallab Bhattacharya and ADGP (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwal. DCPs, ACPs and Officers-in-Charge of all police stations were present in the meeting.
The DGP later told media-persons that the meeting deliberated on various security issues keeping in view the forthcoming Assembly session and the threat percept from insurgent groups during the Durga Puja.
On Dibrugarh Police mentioning a judicial officer in its latest charge-sheet for taking bribe through his wife, the DGP said that appropriate action would be taken.