Assam will join the National Crime and Criminal Tracking Network to contain unlawful activities in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday.

“We will be soon a part of the network to enable the police to track down culprits,” Mr. Gogoi told reporters here while asserting that utmost importance was accorded to modernise the police force.

Commenting on the surrender of at least 386 Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) ultras in troubel—torn North Cachar Hill district, the chief minister said a rehabilitation package will be soon announced for the surrendered militants.

Two battalions are also planned to be set up with the help of the surrendered ultras, he said.

On the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Gogoi said the state will move the Centre to hold negotiation with the banned outfit.

He lamented that funds meant for development were being siphoned off to the ultras in the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar.