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ULFA may have set up camps in Bhutan: Indian cop

india Updated: Aug 31, 2006 18:51 IST
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Assam's insurgent outfit ULFA may have once again set up camps in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan after the Royal Bhutan Army demolished them in in 2003, the state's top police official said on Thursday.

Assam Director-General of Police DN Dutta said that intelligence reports spoke about the existence of ULFA camps in Bhutan but it was not confirmed, as their location was not yet known.

The Bhutan government has, however, denied the existence of any ULFA camp on its soil after the operation 'All Clear' which lasted for over a month.

All police stations and superintendents of police in the districts have been alerted against any militant attack and the Unified Command Structure was keeping a close watch on the situation, the DGP, who was here to review the law and order situation with senior police, army and paramilitary forces, said.

Security forces and ULFA have announced cessation of operations against each other as moves are afoot for direct peace talks to end the 27-year-old insurgency problem in Assam.