NEW DELHI, July 4 - The Centre and the State Government on Wednesday reviewed the internal security situation of the State in the aftermath of the Supreme Court setting a new deadline of July 30 for publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The crucial official-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was attended by Joint Secretary (Northeast) Satyendra Garg, Special Secretary (Internal Security) Rina Mittal and officials of the Intelligence Bureau. The State Government team was led by Chief Secretary TY Das and included DGP Kuladhar Saikia, Special DG Pallab Bhattacharyya among others.
The meeting reviewed the overall security situation in the State and discussed about deployment of additional forces in identified sensitive areas in each district. The Centre has also agreed to sanction additional Paramilitary forces as and when sought by the State Government.
�We reviewed the security situation and various measures taken by us and the law and order situation in light of the latest judgement of the Supreme Court. We also discussed the special measures needed to be taken as directed by the Supreme Court,� said DGP Saikia, talking to newsmen.
The Centre has already committed to give us additional
Paramilitary forces, if needed. There should not be any problem. Whatever number of forces we have demanded they have agreed to give,� the DGP said without disclosing the figure.
There are different sensitive zones in different districts. There are some districts, which do not have sensitive zone. The SPs have been asked to identify the sensitive zones in their district and review the situation on a daily basis, said Saikia.
The SPs have also been authorised to take the initiative in consultation with the district administration, he said.
�Law and order situation can be tackled with the forces we have and we are in discussion with the local people as well,� he said.
�We will take strong action, if anyone tries to take law in their own hand,� Saikia said.
�We didn�t discuss anything about social media today, but we have given directions to keep a sharp eye on social media posts and take action if anyone tries to foment trouble taking advantage of the situation,� said the DGP replying to questions.