Following the terror attack in Punjab, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has declared high alert in the Northeastern state. The CM has reportedly instructed the security forces to be on their toes.
A number of militant outfits, including ULFA are active in Assam. The intelligence agencies have warned of a possible terror attack on the state.
"ULFA, NDFB, Jihadis...all are trying to disturb peace and progress of the state. However, we have been able to contain them successfully. We have sought more central forces to intensify vigil," The Telegraph quoted Gogoi as saying.
The report also stated that one of the reasons for announcing high alert in Assam is the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict, Yakub Memon on 30 July.
It is to be mentioned that the recent incident of ULFA (I) cadres attacking a Hindi-speaking family in Tinsukia district of Assam has triggered much panic in the state, in which a man and his 14-year-old daughter were killed, and three others critically injured.
Apart from local militant groups, recent reports suggested that Assam is on the hit list of Islamic outfit Isis as well. However, Gogoi denied any threat from any Islamic outfit.
With Independence Day just a few days away, several parts of the nation are under terror threat, according to reports. And the recent attack in Punjab has intensified the possibility of a major strike. Apart from Assam, other states which are under terror threat are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The recent terror strike in Gurdaspur district of Punjab left eight persons dead. All the three terrorists involved in the terror attack were killed in the encounter that lasted almost 11 hours.