The Border Security Force has handed over a list of 66 camps of north-east insurgents to the Border Guard Bangladesh, seeking actions against them. "We have requested our counterparts in Bangladesh for cooperation in dismantling the camps of insurgents from the region. We have handed over a list of 66 camps that exist in Bangladesh," Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, inspector general, BSF Assam Frontier, told mediapersons in Shillong on Sunday.
The list was handed over at the 3-day bi-annual inspector general level meeting of border management and coordination held from March 6 at the headquarters of Meghalaya Frontier of the BSF.
The camps belonged to United Liberation Front of Assam and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (anti-talks) of Assam, the People's Liberation Army and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup of Manipur, National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM of Nagaland besides those of the Tripura's National Liberation Front of Tripura and Meghalaya's Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council and A'chik National Volunteers' Council-Breakaway, the BSF official said.
Brigadier General Habibul Karim, region commander North East Region, who led a 20-member delegation from Bangladesh, had assured actions against those camps located all along the northern parts of Bangladesh, Srivastava said.
The inspectors general of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and Cachar frontiers of BSF officials attended the meeting along with an official representative of the Ministry of External Affairs. "The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and discussed many issues like better border management, tackling smuggling of banned cough syrup Phensydyl and fake currency and reducing border crimes and dacoities," he said.
The BSF also requested for early solution of disputes regarding erection of barbed wire fencing in some patches of the border, especially the single row fencing, he said. Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam share a 1,880-km border with Bangladesh.