Pak, Bangla groups behind blasts: Gogoi
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the needle of suspicion for Thursday's serial blasts in the state points towards insurgent groups based in Bangladesh and Pakistan.india Updated: Nov 03, 2008 00:54 IST
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said that the needle of suspicion for Thursday's serial blasts in the state points towards insurgent groups based in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
"Although we are yet to reach at a conclusion, the needle of suspicion points towards Bangladesh and Pakistan-based insurgent groups," Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.
"These are the forces inimical to Assam...Since they are using their (foreign countries) soil, the outfits are bound to listen to them," he said.
Without naming any particular group, Gogoi admitted that the army and other agencies had given inputs about possible attacks but being able to pinpoint the culprits is important.
"There are such inputs every time but the need of the hour is to improve the intelligence network," he said.
Announcing that a special task force will be set up soon in the state to deal with terrorists, Gogoi said action will be taken against civil and police officials if they were found neglecting duties which could have resulted in the blasts.