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'Bangladesh mission in Delhi fears ULFA retaliation'

world Updated: Jan 03, 2010 16:11 IST

Bangladesh's envoy to India has sought immediate steps for upgrading the New Delhi mission's security fearing retaliation by ULFA in the wake of BSF arresting two top militant leaders, who were reportedly earlier, detained in his country.

Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, Tariq A Karim, in a recent letter to Dhaka, said a possible backlash from ULFA and religious extremists in Bangladesh has made the mission's compound at the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave in New Delhi extremely vulnerable, 'The New Age' reported.

"These developments have meant that the High Commission and its personnel have become extremely vulnerable as targets for retaliatory attacks in India aimed at humiliating the government of Bangladesh," it quoted the letter as saying.

The letter sought immediate government steps to upgrade the High Commission's security apparatus calling it the "most pressing problem" and suggested installation of closed-circuit television cameras along its boundary wall, besides security barriers and fire-fighting equipment.

According to the report, Karim has already approached the Indian government for enhancing security for the mission while sending details of its requirements for the security equipment to the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka.

Foreign ministry officials here were not available for immediate comments on the report, which came a week ahead of Premier Sheikh Hasina's 3-day visit to New Delhi, the first since her Awami League party came to power after the landmark December 29, 2008 polls.