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NE ultras shifting base to Myanmar post Bangla crackdowns

With crackdowns on their camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, ultras of the Northeast are now shifting base to Myanmar, a top police official said today.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2010 16:41 IST

With crackdowns on their camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, ultras of the Northeast are now shifting base to Myanmar, a top police official said on Friday.

"Overall, insurgency is on the wane due to crackdown on ultras in Bangladesh by their security forces, so different
insurgent outfits are now shifting their bases to Myanmar," Pranay Sahaya, Director General of Tripura Police, told
reporters in Agartala.

The issue came up at the conference of DGPs in New Delhi last month, which was addressed by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Home Secretary G K Pillai among others, he said.

"All the underground groups including ULFA are under extreme pressure in Bangladesh and are shifting their bases to
Myanmar, taking advantage of the long porous and unfenced border which is not properly policed," Sahaya said.

Outfits like ULFA, KNLF and UNLF have already shifted their bases to Myanmar which has a 1650-km long border with India, according to reports, he said.

The DGP said the Centre has already taken up with the Myanmar government the issue of their soil being used by
insurgents from Northeast India.

The Centre has taken the initiative to fence most borders of the country and coastal security has become very
important to watch the movement of terrorists, he said.

The Bangladesh Army recently destroyed three camps of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) in
Khagracherri district of Bangladesh.