Meghalaya DGP LR Bishnoi | file photo

Meghalaya is on high alert and keeping a tab on “jihadi” elements following the crackdown on such functionaries in neighbouring state of Assam.

Director general of police (DGP), LR Bishnoi said the state police have received “inputs from Assam” and based on the information all the district police and police stations have been asked to be on high alert.

Assam has been cracking down on such elements for the past few months. Several persons having links with al-Qaida Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) were apprehended.

Those arrested also includes imams who are allegedly working as over ground conduits for these terror networks.

“After receiving the inputs about the jihadi elements in Assam, we have alerted all the districts and police stations and outposts particularly those areas having border with Bangladesh,” Bishnoi said.

He said that the state police are also keeping a close tab on sleeper cells, but so far “no concrete information” has come to the notice of the state police on the existence of such terrorist cells operating in the state.

“We are keeping a close watch on the activities of these elements,” Bishnoi added.

Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly and unfenced and thus prone to infiltration.

The BSF too has been put on high alert in the border areas to thwart any attempt by the terror groups or sympathisers to sneak into the country.

“The BSF is coordinating with the state police and other security agencies so that law and order is not disturbed in the state,” inspector general of BSF, Meghalaya frontier, Inderjit Singh Rana said.

Rana said that the BSF has raised the matter with the BGB.

“They are always cooperating whenever we raised our concerns on the issue of infiltration and exfiltration,” he said.

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