List of rebel camps handed over to BDR: BSF DG

Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 18:52

Agartala: The BSF has given Bangladesh
Rifles (BDR) a list of camps of Indian rebel groups in the
neighbouring country and will discuss about the issue of
presence of insurgents leaders of the northeast there,
Director General of the force Raman Srivastav said Thursday.

"We have given them the list of Indian insurgents
camps including the banned All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) and
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) in Bangladesh and
the names of insurgent leaders who are still using the soil of
the country. They (BDR) are working on it," Srivastav told
reporters here.

"They (BDR) also have given lists of some elements
who are using Indian soil. We will discuss the matters in the
DG level meeting in Delhi which will be begin on March 8."

Srivastav said the relation between BSF and the border
guards of Bangladesh is cordial now and both sides are
cooperating to solve each others problems.

The DG said many insurgent leaders were handed over to

He said, BSF would shoot less lethal weaponry like
shot guns used for killing birds to injure the infiltrators
into Indian territory instead of killing them.

Srivastav said money has been sanctioned to flood
light the 718-km Indo-Bangla border in Tripura, the work for
which has started and added of the 856 km border in the state
a small patches of land still remained unfenced which would be
fenced first and then this area also would be flood lighted.

"It was difficult to fence the entire border area due
to difficult terrain in the state and we have suggested that
in the small patches of land where fencing is not possible in
150 yards away from the border there we would erect single
line fencing on the zero line".

India is erecting fencing in 150 yards away from the
4000-km long Indo-Bangla border including in northeast and
West Bengal to adhere to Indira-Mujib pact signed in 1971 and
border management agreement signed in 1975.

Srivastav and Additional Director General of BSF,
Pranay Sahay, who is the former DG of Tripura today met
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and discussed about
effective management of the border.


First Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 18:52

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