HuJI-LeT planning to strike NE ahead R-Day?

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:12 hrs

Islamic fundamentalist groups Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have become active in Assam and some parts of north east India and have planned to disrupt peace in the region ahead of Republic Day, said police.

"Based on intelligence inputs, we have been informed that the two groups have established base camps in some parts of Assam and other states of north east India," a top police official said on conditions of anonymity.

"HuJI and LeT have continued recruiting drive in Assam," he said.

Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Jayanta Narayan Choudhury also acknowledged that HuJI and LeT are active in Assam and have planned to disturb peace in the state and some other parts of north east India.

"The two Islamic fundamentalist groups have established close relation with anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)," the Assam DGP said.

ULFA, NDFB and nine other outfit groups have called a general strike in Jany 26 and urged people to boycott the Republic Day celebrations.

Meanwhile, a top source of Intelligence Bureau (IB) said at least 25 Assamese youths have been trained under HuJI and LeT recently.

"With the help of Pakistan´s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), HuJI and LeT trained the Assam youths," the source said.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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