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Deal with Maoists: Gogoi to Modi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged the Centre to set up a counter-insurgency coordination mechanism involving police forces to deal with the insurgency problem in the state.

During his meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday, Gogoi said that the Maoists have spread its base in some pockets of upper Assam. The chief requested Modi to include Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts within the ambit of the integrated action plan to combat extremism.

Gogoi apprised Modi of the plans to strengthen  policing the riverine areas by setting up river police stations.

 

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