Shillong, Oct 7: The Border Security Force (BSF) confirms the presence of Bangladesh-based 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 blasts in Agartala,'' Inspector General of BSF in-charge Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland Frontier P K Mishra told reporters.His statement comes after the revelation of Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau Ajit Lal that Bangladesh-based terrorist groups are making a staging point to cross over to the North-East to create a reign of terror.
The IG BSF, however, said the troops are guarding the porous Indo-Bangla border in full strength to thwart movement of terrorists. '' There will be no penetration of any unwanted elements from the neighbouring country along the Assam-Meghalaya sector,'' Mr Mishra assured.
Several 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 powerful North East Students Organisation--an umbrella organisation of various students' groups of the seven sisters-- had apprised the Union government of the presence of '14 Muslim fundamentalist groups in the region'.