GUWAHATI, May 14 � Underlining the need to tackle the �growing Maoist movement� in the State, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the Government would come up with a two-pronged policy to �nip in the bud� the threat.
The two-pronged approach, Gogoi said, would consist of raising a special police force to take on the Maoists, besides expediting the development process in the backward areas.
�While we have to be firm in maintaining law and order, at the same time it is necessary to ensure that backwardness and unemployment do not wean away youths to the Maoist fold,� Gogoi said at a press conference.
The Chief Minister said that both the Centre and the State Government were serious about the dangers posed by the Maoists in Assam. �Both the Centre and the State Government feel that it should be nipped in the bud before it assumes more alarming dimensions,� he said.
Gogoi also revealed that a special cell of Assam Police to be headed by an officer of no less the rank of an IGP would be set up for dealing with the menace of counterfeit currency.
He said that the fake currency racket which normally operated through the porous Indo-Bangla border was also linked to Pakistan�s ISI and possible other insurgent outfits, in addition to drug pedlars.
�There will be close coordination between police and other agencies including RBI,� he said.