The Operational Group on August took stock of the prevailing security situation in the entire Northeast in general and Assam in particular. The group, in a meeting, also emphasized the requirement to take proactive measures to avoid any adverse law and order situation in the wake of recent developments over Citizenship Amendment Bill, ST Bill and other contentious issues.
All the issues covering flood relief measures, Intelligence, Law & Order and the CI/CT operations were deliberated upon and plans formulated to ensure incident-free conduct of the Independence Day celebrations.
It may be mentioned that the Unified Headquarters Mechanism was established in the early ’90s to deal with insurgency problem wherein, the Strategy Group functions under the Chief Secretary and the Operational Group is headed by the Tezpur based GOC 4 Corps. While strategic issues are deliberated upon in the former, the latter is responsible for formulating and streamlining the conduct of CI/CT Operations at the operational and tactical level. The smooth and efficient functioning of both these groups has resulted in overall improvement and stabilization of the CI/CT situation in the state of Assam.
The Operational Group meeting was chaired by Lt General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM GOC Gajraj Corps was in Narangi Cantonment and the event was attended by the Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and other senior functionaries of the State Administration which included Ashutosh Agnihotri, the Commissioner and Secretary (Home and Political), Hiren Nath, IGP (SB), Tapan Kumar Deka, Additional Director SIB (MHA).
Guwahati | First Published: Aug 09, 2019