With insurgency on wane in Tripura, AFSPA areas reduced
Agartala: With insurgency on the wane in Tripura, the state government has reduced the number of areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
A notification issued by the government, dated June 5, 2013, said that after reviewing the overall law and order situation in the state it was decided that the number of areas under the AFSPA would be reduced.
The Act originally covered 40 of the 70 police station areas in the state when it was promulgated in February, 1997 during the height of conflict between insurgents and security forces.
Now it would be effective fully in 25 police station areas and partly in seven, state Chief Secretary, S K Panda said today.
The two banned outfits - National Liberation Front of Tripura and the All Tripura Tiger Force are still operating from their bases in neighbouring Bangladesh.
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