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No insurgency-related incident last year: DGP

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, Jan 5 - There was not a single insurgency- related incident in Tripura last year, a top police official said today while noting that international terrorism was an area which needed a sharp vigil to be maintained.

�There was not a single incident related to insurgency last year (in Tripura). The insurgency, which devastated the State for the past three decades, has largely been contained. We are not complacent and keeping a close vigil on the situation,� Director General of Police K Nagraj told reporters here.

He said many of the State�s insurgents were still using Bangladeshi soil and they are currently running 16 camps there.

�Last November, security forces in Bangladesh had dismantled many camps of State insurgents, mainly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of the country, but the ultras again managed to erect some makeshift camps there,� said Nagraj. �International terrorism is another area which needs a sharp watch and the State police are gearing up to meet the new challenge,� he said.

Asked if there was any chance of a terror attack launched using Bangladeshi soil, the DGP said, �The State has an 856-km-long border with the neighbouring country. We cannot rule out any such possibility and are alert to meet any eventuality.�

Nagraj said that 1,761 Bangladeshi nationals had illegally sneaked into the State last year and police had deported them.

The DGP said that the overall law-and-order situation in the State has improved and the crime graph is down. � PTI

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