Dispur on Wednesday has sought more central paramilitary forces from the Home Ministry in an attempt to maintain law and order situation in the state ahead of the final NRC publication.
“We have asked for more central paramilitary forces. And we were assured by the centre that all possible help will be provided to the state to maintain law and order situation. We are going ahead with the publication of the NRC according to the Supreme Court instructions,” Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said after attending the meeting at North Block.
He said that the issue of providing security to the NRC coordinator in Assam Prateek Hajela and his family has also been discussed in the security review meeting in the Home Ministry.
The meeting was chaired by Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Senior officials of the Home Ministry including Register General of India Sailesh, Joint Secretary (NE) Satyendra Garg, IB chief Rajiv Jain were present. Dispur side was represented by Chief Secretary T Y Das, ADG SB Pallab Bhattacharya, additional chief secretary Alok Kumar and Kuladhar Saikia among others.
“We will take all possible steps to maintain law and order situation of the state. We have given instructions to the OCs of all police stations across the state to take strong actions against those trying to violate peace. Special instructions have also been issued to monitor social networking sites,” Saikia said.
According to the sources, Dispur has asked for more than 50 companies of central paramilitary forces to maintain law and order situation of the state.
Earlier, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked for 150 companies of central paramilitary forces to maintain law and order situation ahead of the final NRC publications.
On Monday last Supreme Court has set July 30 as deadline for publication of the final draft NRC.