A former Assam Police constable was on Monday named in a charge sheet by CBI for allegedly being the brain behind the 2012 ethnic clashes in Assam that claimed 77 lives and saw exodus of people of northeast origin from Bangalore and other cities.
Interrogations by the Assam police have established prime accused Shahanur Alam's involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast and his links with the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangaldesh (JMB) which has set up a network in West Bengal, a top police official said on Monday.
Assam Police recently seized two vehicles carrying huge quantities of sophisticated arms and ammunitions and arrested four people near the state's Chirang District, close to the border with West Bengal.
The Assam Police and NIA have intensified their search for absconding Burdwan blast suspect Shahnur Alom, and police Wednesday said they were also probing some NGOs for their probable links with Islamist terror networks.
Meghalaya on Sunday registered strong protest against Assam police for firing and injuring a Deputy Superintendent of Police after failing to take cognisance on information provided to them during a counter insurgency operation along the interstate border.
In a major breakthrough, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested Zia-ul-Haque, the key conspirator and a close associate of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) commander Sajid who is considered to be the mastermind of the Burdwan blast case in West Bengal.
Assam government on Tuesday started the process of decentralisation in the police force by giving power to the district Superintendent of Police for transfering Inspector or lower-ranked officials without any permission from the DGP.