Bangladesh lauded for smashing Indian insurgents' camps on its soil

Bangladesh security forces have done a commendable job in smashing camps of Indian insurgents in their country and helped contain the decade-old insurgency in Tripura, a senior police officer said on Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 05, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Agartala: Bangladesh security forces have done a commendable job in smashing camps of Indian insurgents in their country and helped contain the decade-old insurgency in Tripura, a senior police officer said on Monday.

"There is no camp of insurgents in the state. The menace was contained due to the change of attitude of the security forces of Bangladesh against the Indian insurgent groups," Tripura Director General of Police, K Nagraj told reporters here.

"Bangladesh Army, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) conducted operations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of the country. In course of those operations, many camps of the Indian insurgents were destroyed and huge arms and ammunition seized," Nagraj said.

He said the remnants of insurgency still existing in the state would be crushed by the state police.

"It was observed that the extremists had mainly targeted security forces guarding the border and border fencing works. Out of total 856 km-long border with Bangladesh, about 147 km remained still unfenced. There are 245 border outposts in the state and efforts were on to intensify BSF patrolling in bordering areas affected by insurgency," he said.

Nagraj said a 13-member delegation of the National Police Academy had recently visited the state to study the model of containing insurgency and appreciated the coordinated and concerted role of the state police and paramilitary and central paramilitary forces.

He said the overall crime rate had reduced by 12 per cent from that in the last year which was an exceptional performance of the Tripura Police.