GUWAHATI: The Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi said that a Red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in the Gurudaspur district of Punjab.
“The attack in the Gurudaspur region region of Punjab was very unfortunate and we condemn the attack. We have alerted the officials across the Assam following the incident and issued a Red alert”, he said in a press conference today.
When asked about the presence of the Terror groups in the state, the chief Minister said that there were anti-social elements present and they try to create disturbance in the state. “ULFA, NDFB, Jehadis —all the Terror groups are trying to destruct the peace and development of the state. However, the police are successful in controlling them and bringing the law and order under control”, Gogoi said.
He also added that the Government has requested the Central Government to send additional forces to the state to avoid any disturbances in the society due to the terror groups.
Asked about the presence of the IS militants it Assam, the CM replied that the presence of the ISIS followers has not posed any threat as of now. ” Every State in India has the presence of ISIS. It is has not developed any threat as of now”, the Times of India reports.
Earlier in the day, Heavily-armed militants dressed as army people attacked on a moving bus in Gurudaspur, followed by a Police Station killing six members including the SP of Gurudaspur. Preliminary reports suggest that the militants were terrorists who crossed the International borders from Pakistan.