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AFSPA extended for 6 months in Tripura

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 22:04:48 PM IST

Agartala: Tripura government has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in 24 police station areas fully and in six police station areas partly for another six months to contain insurgency, a senior police official said today.

This decision to extend AFSPA was taken by the government after review of law and order situation at the meeting of the state-level coordination committee consisting top level officials including state police and central paramilitary forces, IG (police control) Nepal Das said.

The present term of AFSPA, which has been in force for long in these 30 police stations, would expire on December 5.

Even as the insurgency came down recently, the remnants still existed and the insurgents of Tripura were still using the soil of Bangladesh, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said recently.

The Inspector General of BSF, Tripura Frontier, B N Sharma yesterday said there were 32 camps of insurgents of the state in the soil of Bangladesh.

Tripura has 72 police stations.