Bangladesh to hand over top Tripura insurgents: Sahay

The process for repatriation of top insurgent leaders from Tripura who had taken shelter on Bangladeshi soil was on.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 18:03 PM IST

Agartala: The process for repatriation of top insurgent leaders from Tripura who had taken shelter on Bangladeshi soil was on, outgoing state police chief Pranay Sahay said on Monday and praised "proactive" steps by the neighbouring country against the extremists.

"Now it is clear that two chiefs of two insurgent outfits -Ranjit Debbarma of All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) and Biswamohan Debbarma of National Liberation Front of Tripura
(NLFT) are in Bangladesh. The process for handing them over to the security forces is on," Director General of Tripura Police said.
One of the main reasons for containment of insurgency in Tripura was the proactive actions taken by the Bangladesh security forces against the Indian insurgent outfits who have their base camps in the neighbouring country, he said.

"In the last 13 months there has not been any major insurgency related incident in Tripura because the insurgents based in Bangladesh are on the run due proactive steps taken by the security forces there during the reign of new government headed by Sheikh Hasina.
I am of the view that Tripura insurgency always depends on the political dispensation of Bangla government," Sahay said. To a question, the DGP said, "the insurgents of the
North-East were shifting their bases from Bangladesh to Myanmar due to pressure in Bangladesh soil. But we are not aware about new alignments among the insurgent outfits of the region".

Sahay would leave for Kolkata tomorrow and take over as Special DG of BSF and Selim Ali, D.G.P (Intelligence) will be the new Tripura police chief.

PTI