Guwahati: The Assam Police issued a high alert in the state over the intelligence input that Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Al Qaeda, is planning a series of terror attacks in Assam and other places in the country.
The Assam Police has issued a circular which states that RSS cadres, army areas, mass gatherings, and religious places are the likely targets of the ISI.
“Input received from sister agency about the planning of Pak-ISI to target individuals, including RSS cadres and army areas in Assam and other places in India, and a threat from global terror outfits to indulge in spectacular action by resorting to the explosion of bombs/IEDs in places of mass gathering/mass transport/religious places etc,” the circular said.
“The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) released a statement regarding the Dhalpur eviction in a Twitter thread, condemning the systematic persecution and violence ramped up against the Muslim community in Assam, claiming lives of Muslims during protests against eviction drive of hundreds of Muslim families from the stat,” the circular stated.
“Another input received from a video message by al-Qaeda indicates a call for jihad specifically in Assam. Al-Qaeda’s ‘AS SAHAB’ released a propaganda video titled ‘Do not Sit Idly Grieving’, showing videos on the alleged lynching of Indian Muslims, including some videos from Assam and calling for jihad in Assam and Kashmir,” it added.
The Commissioner of Police, Guwahati city, all district police, Special DGP (T&AP) and IP (BTAD), Kokrajhar, ADGP’s (SB/S) Assam, and all DIGs of ranges have been asked to take necessary preventive and precautionary measures to prevent any terrorist activity.