CM Tarun Gogoi said at a press conference in New Delhi that “It is a fact that there are illegal arms in Assam. Not only in BTC areas but in other areas also. Many groups are keeping illegal arms.”
He said that a special drive has been launched to seize the illegal arms and retain peace in the state. Floating of illegal arms are said to be the main reasons for many deaths in recent fights between Bodos and immigrant Muslims.
He said that about five lakh people affected in the fresh violence, who stayed in relief camps, most of them have return home and merely 37,000 were still staying in the camps now.
The Chief Minister also denied involvement of any Bangladeshi national in current fights saying his government was not defensive any foreign national.