SILCHAR, Nov 2 - The Director General of Police (DGP) Khagen Sharma today said that police is not just concerned with the militant activities in the State particularly in Barak Valley along the Bangladesh border but is also alert regarding the movement of militants through the valley to Myanmar.
Sharma, accompanied by IGP SN Singh is in Silchar to take stock of the security measures in Barak Valley met the Superintendent of Police of the three districts and other police officials here.
�There have been umpteen instances of terrorist activities along the Indo-Bangla border in Barak Valley. Even as there has been no significant incident yet, militants have been using Barak Valley as a safe corridor and shelter to reach Myanmar for smuggling of arms, contraband drugs and other elements which is a growing reason of concern,� the DGP told the media after the meeting. During the interaction, Sharma said that the State is under terrorist threats ahead of Diwali and peace talks are in progress with as many as 13 terrorist organisations six of which are majorly active in the State. In reply to a question on the Maoist activities in the valley, Sharma said that leaders with Leftist ideologies have been making attempts to influence the people mostly in tea garden areas of Barak Valley. �The issue is grave but police is alert,� he assured.
Sharma informed that there has been �targets� given to the police to pick up people in the name of D voters. �Our duty is to trace only those who are found untraced in the list and we are doing the task,� he maintained. Further, citing the recent incident in Barpeta, the DGP said that what happened in Barpeta is triggered by business interest. The instances of meat found in temples are an opportune moment for some to take advantage and spread communal discord against which police will take strict action. Speaking on the posts vacant in the State police service, Sharma said that steps are being taken to fill the vacancies at the earliest and added to say that the State is well equipped with modern gadgets and latest technical applications to combat emergency situations.