Bangle PM asssures Tripura CM of steps against insurgents

Agartala: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar that effective steps would be taken against the Indian insurgents in that country if the list of their camps was made available.

"During my visit to Dhaka last month I met Sheikh Hasina and spoke to her about the presence of the insurgents of the North-East in her country. She assured me that effective steps would be taken against the ultras and she would not allow insurgents to use the soil of Bangladesh", Sarkar told reporters last night.

Sarkar said Hasina also alleged that some Bangladeshi miscreants had been staying in Tripura and added that he had assured stringent action if their list was made available with the state government through the Centre.

The chief minister told the Bangladesh Prime Minister that the Tripura Government had sent a detailed list of camps in Bangladesh to the former prime minister (Khaleda Zia) and she had also made counter complaints that there were camps of anti-Bangladesh elements in India. Later when they sent details, it was found that those camps were of BSF, he added.

He said, "when we proposed for joint inspection, there was no response from the Bangladesh side."

The chief minister said Tripura has a long border with Bangladesh so he wanted good relations with the neighbouring country and enhancement of trade and commerce.