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Tripura militant camps still exist in Bangladesh: Manik Sarkar

Updated: Jan 04, 2017 17:06 IST

Agartala, (Tripura), [India], Jan. 4 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that few camps of Indian terrorist still exist in Bangladesh territory.

According to him, though the present government in Bangladesh took action against the terrorist in its territory leading to the reduction of insurgency in the states, still there are camps across the border.

Sarkar after inspecting the parade said, "Till a few years back the problems created by the militants has come down but still there is no room for self-complacency because we are aware that still across the border in Bangladesh a section of Tripura militant have its camp. They may not be in huge number but are adequately powerful to harm us."

He added that other than action against Indian militants, another factor adding to the reduction of insurgency in Tripura is the rising of border fencing along Bangladesh and deployment of adequate number of border guards.

"A time was there when our international border was totally open and the number of border guards was inadequate. By now in more than three-forth of the international border barbed wire fence has been raised and 18 battalions of BSF have been deployed. During the last few years this is the highest deployment of BSF to safeguard our border. Moreover, during this time the number of TSR and police has also gone up," Sarkar said.

He was addressing the police officials during the inauguration of the Police Week 2017 at the police parade ground here.

Indian militants, taking advantage of the absence of the Bangladesh security forces, are using the remote area adjoining to the border, particularly in the Chittagong Hill Track (CHT).

The Chief Minister also inspected the parade and distributed medals among the police personnel for their commendable service and also to their children who had performed brilliantly in the board examinations.

Meantime, as part of the Police Week celebration, the officers and other ranks of the police donated blood during a mega blood donation camp organized in association with Tripura State Blood Transfusion Board and Society.

Chief Minister Sarkar, in presence of DGP K. Nagaraj and other officials, visited the blood donation camp and inspired the donors.

Around 200 police personnel and their family members donated blood during the camp.

The Blood donation camp is organized to improve relation between the force and local public to gain their confidence and also to spread awareness about the HIV-AIDS among police personnel.

The programme is scheduled to continue throughout the month in different areas as the state during this time of the year passes through the crisis of blood.(ANI)

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