Islamists are employing newer methods to unleash terror in Bharat. It has now come to light that the Silchar flooding was a man-made disaster and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma has promised to take strict action against the perpetrators. “A case has now been registered by the CID in Guwahati. The Additional Director-General of Police of CID will head the investigation into the case and a special task force will monitor the probe”, Sarma said.
Bethkundi resident Kabul Khan was the first to be arrested. He was taken into custody on the night of July 1 from his residence. CM Sarma had shared a video showing the breach of the embankment and asked people to identify the voices in it. Subsequently, Khan was identified and detained for questioning before being arrested a senior police official said.
As per the district administration, the embankment was breached by miscreants, while locals claim that it was already damaged since the floods in May and they have been urging the authorities to repair it. The locals alleged that repeated appeals to repair it fell on deaf ears, some people of the area dug the embankment so that the water that entered their houses could recede into the river. “On Sunday, the police arrested three more individuals — Mithu Hussain Laskar, Nazir Hussian Laskar, and Ripon Khan. Those arrested will be taken to Guwahati for further investigation”, reported ToI.
The Assam floods have already claimed 173 lives and affected 29.70 lakh people across 30 districts. To give a fair idea about the terrorist act, 175 lives were lost and more than 300 injured in the 26/11 terror attacks. These deliberate acts are aimed at derailing the administration and amount to sabotage. Similarly, train sabotage had been reported earlier.
Two instances of railway track sabotage were reported in January 2017. One sabotage attempt occurred near Diva station, Mumbai when a 15 feet long rail piece was put on the track. Drivers of the 12052 Janshatabdi Express stopped the train in time.
The other disaster was averted near Samastipur in Bihar when two railway patrolmen found two stone slabs, each around one meter long, kept on the UP Line track on the minor bridge no. 20. When the patrolmen tried to remove the slabs, 3-4 persons who were hiding came out and started abusing them. The patrolmen then rushed to inform the Dalsinghsarai RPF post, GRP, and local police.
Terror outfits have been employing different methods to derail Bharat’s development. The hand of Pakistan’s ISI has been evident in the railway track sabotage act. HinduPost had pointed out earlier “Seeing the spate of ISI and ISIS modules that security agencies have busted since the Modi Government came to power, it is likely that ISI and their supporters within Bharat have realized that it is too risky to build organized terror modules and then arm them with sophisticated weapons. Rather, they have decided to opt for simple, low-risk terror tactics like sabotaging rail lines. Even in Europe, we have seen how terror groups have opted to strike using lone wolves who crash buses into innocent civilians or attack with knives, etc”.
The recent flooding also appears to be a similar low-risk terror tactic. A thorough investigation needs to be undertaken into the matter.
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