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'W Bengal has no specific info about ISI activities'

The state government sought to know what report the central intelligence agencies had in this regard.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 07:27 IST

Admitting that the West Bengal government had little information about activities of ISI agents in the state, state Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Roy on Wednesday said the state government had sought to know the report of the central intelligence agencies.

"The state government does not have any specific information that youth from the state are being lured by Pakistan's ISI, although state intelligence agencies have some scattered information about activities of ISI agents in the state," he said.

"The state government sought to know what report the central intelligence agencies had in this regard," he told reporters at the state secretariat in Kolkata.

The Home Secretary's comment came a day after Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal's statement in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that youths from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal were being lured by ISI to carry out violent and subversive activities in the country.

It has also come to notice that some of these youths had visited Pakistan, Bangladesh and received arms training, he had said.