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Over 600 killed in terrorist attacks in northeast since 2011: RTI

PTI 28 Jun 2015, 21:50:01 PM IST

New Delhi:  Over 600 people, including security forces personnel, have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in the northeastern states of the country in last four years, an RTI query has revealed.

According to an RTI reply by the Union home ministry, 614 people lost their lives, including 105 security personnel, in 3,493 militant attacks and extremist groups' violence.

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Also, as many as 721 militant and insurgents were killed by security forces between 2011 and May 31, 2015, the details elicited under the Right to Information (RTI) Act divulged.

Another query under the RTI Act had the ministry stating that Rs 812 crore was disbursed among the northeastern states in the last three years to strengthen the police network.

Between the 2012-13 and 2014-15 fiscal years, Assam received Rs 374 crore under security related expenditure (SRE) scheme while Nagaland got Rs 169 crore. Among other states, Manipur and Tripura received Rs 83 crore and Rs 81 crore, respectively.

Meghalaya in the meantime received a central funding of Rs 29 crore while Arunachal Pradesh got Rs 73 crore during this period.