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DGP claims insurgency reduced to zero in Tripura

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AGARTALA:Director General of Tripura Police K Saleem Ali has claimed insurgents’ movements inside the state has reduced to zero over the past three months while the security measures have been intensified in a few stretches along the Tripura-Bangladesh border.

Ali told reporters here on Saturday that installation of electronic gadgets and flood lights had been done in strategic border points along Tripura and sufficient deployment had been made along the entire border to curb cross border movement.

He said only eight kilometers area in most terrine parts of eastern border was left unfenced and it was used by the banned outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) to kidnap six tribal villagers from South Tripura.

”The kidnapped persons are kept in terrorist hideouts in Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh near Bangladesh Border Guard (BBG) camp and BSF has been asked to hold flag meeting with its counterpart to release them safely,” Ali pointed out.He also admitted that outlawed All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) had reportedly merged with NLFT following decline of their strength in the state and the administration was now equipped to root out any rebel group.

”The crime against women has reduced to 18 per cent against national average of 41.7 per cent in past six months and road accident has reduced to nine per cent while rate of conviction was 40 per cent,”Ali claimed. Meanwhile, tension erupted over the rape and murder of a 14-year-old student of Nepaltilla HS School in North Tripuraon Friday.Police said the culprit was identified as Sajal Sarkar(18), a construction worker, but he was yet to be arrested despite a massive search.

According to report, the victim’s family had gone to Rath Yatra festival along with neighbours leaving her alone in the house. On the way back home, the girl’s father saw Sajal nearby and found her dead inside.A medical test established that she was strangled after rape. (UNI)

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