ISI men take new route, cops sweat
WHILE TAKING traditional routes of infiltration from Jammu and Kashmir and Nepal, ISI agents have now been trying to open up Bangladesh border for their nefarious activities in the State. Another area of concern for the intelligence agency is movement of Nepali Maoists on the areas bordering UP.india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 01:46 IST
WHILE TAKING traditional routes of infiltration from Jammu and Kashmir and Nepal, ISI agents have now been trying to open up Bangladesh border for their nefarious activities in the State. Another area of concern for the intelligence agency is movement of Nepali Maoists on the areas bordering UP.
Making presentation about the State Intelligence wing of the police at the senior police officers’ conference here on Friday, ADG (Intelligence) Desh Raj Nagar said recent arrests of some people in Varanasi indicated that they had infiltrated into the country from Bangladesh. While several districts in western UP were already affected by ISI activities, he said Varanasi and its adjoining areas could also emerge as area of concern in near future.
While Nagar presented elaborate plan about intelligence gathering in the state, DGP Yashpal Singh intervened to say that movement of five terrorists around Ayodhya for at least one month last July, who finally made abortive attempt to attack Ramjanma bhoomi, indicated “bankruptcy of intelligence collection” in the State.
Referring to Naxalite problems, Nagar said so far there was no report about coordination between Naxals active in Mirzapur region and Nepal Maoists but in view of changing situation this situation could not be ruled out. He said there were reports of such tie-up in Jharkhand.
Nagar said in view of long porous UP-Nepal border there was also possibility of Nepali terrorists making their bases in the state. He said these extremists had already succeeded in infiltrating among Tharu tribes on the border.
The DGP, laying stress on more involvement of civil police in intelligence gathering, said that beat constables could play vital role in this connection. He asked SPs to devise a plan in this matter. The DGP said there should also more police-people interaction to monitor movement of suspected people in the area.
First Published: Feb 04, 2006 01:46 IST