Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju Saturday asked the Assam government to gear up its security apparatus in order to tackle the situation arising out of renewed attacks by militant groups. He agreed to send five more units of CoBRA to help the state tackle the growing militant menace.
“There will be no lapse on the part of the Centre to extend help to the state. But there should be no lack of commitment on the part of the state,” Rijiju said after an hour-long meeting with CM Tarun Gogoi, Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla, DGP Khagen Sarma and other officers.
Rijiju, who was on a one-day visit to Guwahati and paid tributes to slain SP Nitya Nanda Goswami and his PSO Ratul Nunisa, said the Centre will extend “full help”, but it was for the state to act. “The state should activate the police force, intelligence units and public against militant groups,” he said.
He added, “My appeal to all factions and groups is, please come to the mainstream. A person from the Northeast is there as the minister of state for home.”