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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Bharatiya agencies worried after haul of explosives found in Bangladesh, near Tripura

Bharatiya security agencies are concerned after a recovery of huge quantity of military-grade explosives and arms in Bangladesh, abutting Tripura, and are in contact with their Bangladeshi counterparts to know where these explosives were planned to be used, sources said on Tuesday.

According to the reports, the Bangladesh Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit on Monday recovered the large cache of military-grade explosives and ammunition at Satchhari National Park in Habiganj, a spot four km away from Bharat-Bangladesh border in Tripura.

“Around 15 rocket-propelled grenades (RPG), 510 rounds of machine gun ammunition and 25 boosters which is used as a propelling charge in RPG launchers, were found during the special drive at a place that is around 3-4 km off the border with Tripura,” a source in Bharat’s security grid said.

Bharatiya intelligence agencies have recently already submitted a report to the government that terror outfits like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been planning to carry out terror attacks not only in Bangladesh but also in Bharat. They have also reported that on behest of Pakistan’s ISI, the JMB also planning to destabilise the Sheikh Hasina government which has also adopted zero tolerance to the terrorism.

The agencies also alerted the government that the ISI has been supplying terror outfits in Bangladesh with arms and ammunition, the sources in the security set up said, adding that all this was duly shared with Bangladesh intelligence on a regular basis.

The Bangladesh CTTC is also probing the target of these arms and explosives and sharing details with Bharatiya agencies.

The security agencies in the neighbouring country have a close coordination with Bharatiya agencies and they have always acted swiftly on Bharat’s inputs on terrorism, drug trafficking and smuggling of the counterfeit currency, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya security agencies have tightened the vigil on the border, especially the sections where the fence is yet to come up, as well as boosting the Border Security Force’s night patrol on the border areas in Tripura and other states.

Recently, the BSF has said that the fencing of 67-km-long stretch of the Bharat-Bangladesh border in Tripura would be complete in 2022.

(The story has been published via a syndicated feed with a few minor edits to conform to HinduPost style-guide.)

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