The Assam government will hand over cases related to jihadi activities to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). A decision to this effect was taken at a law and order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday.
A government press note said the decision to hand over the cases was taken so that they could be probed thoroughly, considering their international ramifications.
At the meeting, Gogoi also directed the officials to take all possible steps against anti-national activities. “We will not compromise on national security and national integrity,” he said.
The decision comes a day after the NIA announced cash rewards for information on 12 persons wanted in connection with the Burdwan blast case, one of whom is from Assam.