Sunday, November 29, 2009

Centre issues alert to NE States

AGARTALA, Nov 29: Union Home Ministry has issued an alert to the Northeastern States following inputs that the banned militant outfits of the region have been procuring Chinese weapons. Official sources here today said besides ULFA and NSCN, seven more outfits operating in the Northeast were involved in the racket and a few of them have spread the net of arms business across the Southeast Asian countries.

The weapons were procured from China and sold to smaller militant outfits in the Northeast, officials stated, adding that the militant outfits had also been bringing small arms and explosives like RDX from Bangladesh through Tripura. Reportedly, a huge consignment of explosives were imported from Bangladesh through northern part of Agartala taking the advantage of the unfenced border and in few other parts insurgents were continuing cross border movements.

Meanwhile, the Centre hinted at the possibility of some of the insurgent groups in the Northeast having forged links with Leftist militant groups who had been working for the past few months and asked the States to take adequate measures to manage the situation, officials added. (UNI)

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