Jehadi footprint in NE in elementary stage: IB

"There are no major footprints of jehadi terrorism in the Northeastern region," Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau R N Ravi said.

"You have radical elements in the neighbourhood. Again, you have some people in the North East who are disgruntled against the state and the system. There is a convergence between the two," Ravi told reporters after the conclusion of the North East DGPs conference here.
The convergence, he said, was at an elementary level, but it could mature soon.
"The security apparatus is focusing its resources to pre-empt any situation which is pregnant with such possibility," the IB official said.

Meghalaya DGP SB Kakati said though only some parts of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland were insurgency affected, states like Meghalaya, which has an international border, were being used by militants as corridors.
He admitted that there were inputs of frequent movement of militants from Bangladesh through the porous Indo-Bangla border.

"We discussed the difficulties in deporting illegal migrants and devised some recommendations to be made to the Centre to remove the constraints," Kakati said.

The two-day meet on NEs internal security, which was attended by top officials from Army, Assam Rifles, CRPF, BSF, intelligence agencies and police chiefs of Northeastern states and West Bengal, also asked the Centre to channelise fast delivery of weapons to forces.
Stress was laid on better coordination among the security agencies and less deployment of paramilitary and central forces.

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