The Border Security Force (BSF) has admitted to the presence of Bangladesh-based Islamic terror group, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) in the North Eastern states.
“Yes, the presence of HuJI militants in the region cannot be denied especially after the serial bomb blast in Agartala,” Inspector General of BSF in-charge Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland Frontier, PK Mishra told reporters here.
Mishra’s statement assumed significance after the revelation of Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau, Ajit Lal that Bangladesh-based Islamic terror groups are making a staging point to cross over to the North East to create a reign of terror.
The IG BSF, however, said that his troops are guarding the porous international Indo-Bangla border in full strength to thwart movement of terror groups.
“There will be no penetration of any unwanted elements from the neighboring country along the Assam-Meghalaya sector,” Mishra assured.
In fact, several Islamic fundamentalist outfits, including Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Islamic Liberation Army of Assam, Muslim United Liberation Force of Assam, Islamic Sevak Sangha, Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam and Muslim Volunteer Force are active in Assam.
The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), which is an umbrella organisation of various students’ organizations of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, had warned the Union government on the presence of “14 Islamic fundamentalist groups in the region.”