8th August 20:24
Bangladesh hosting terrorist camps
In spite of this law, which provides for the enhancement of punishment
of honour-related crimes committed in the name of karo-kari, one just
wonders how it is still possible for a tribal jirga to reportedly
describe the Sui **** victim (an honourable healer herself) as a kari.
Why don't such tribesmen say they will kill themselves because they
are dishonoured? Why kill a weak and poor soul who has already been
through a lot? How is that going to help restore their honour? We hope
the general himself will take a special interest in this pitiable case
and call for an impartial and unbiased investigation so that the real
culprits are not only punished but an example is made of them so that
no one else dares repeat such a heinous crime ever again.
WASHINGTON, Jan 29: The United States on Friday condemned the deadly
bomb attack on an Awami League rally in Bangladesh and sought prompt
government action to expose those behind what it called "political
The attack, coming just over a week before Dhaka hosts the Saarc
summit, was the second fatal bombing assault on an Awami League rally
in the last six months.
"Like the Aug 21 attack in Dhaka, this incident is an assault on the
principles of free speech, democracy and peaceful political
opposition," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
The previous grenade attack on the Awami League rally killed more than
20 people and the opposition had branded it an assassination attempt
against Sheikh Hasina, a former prime minister.
Mr Boucher said the failure to bring to justice the perpetrators of
such political violence fostered an "intimidating climate of
insecurity and impunity" that encouraged further attacks.-AFP
These Islamic countries are a menace to India . BD is trying its best
to detach Assam and NE from India to make a Greater Bangladesh for its
exploding Muslim population
thenewspapertoday.com Aug 2
NLFT camps in Bangladesh revealed
SUMAN K. CHAKRABARTI
Kolkata, August 02, 08:15
For militant groups of the Northeast, Bangladesh has for long been a
safe haven. It’s an open secret. And for the past five years, the
Indian government, through various administrations, has regularly
pointed out to their counterparts in Bangladesh the existence of
training camps, hideouts and safe-houses of the United Liberation
Front of Asom (ULFA), the National Democratic Front of Bodoland
(NDFB), the All-Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) and the National Liberation
Front of Tripura (NLFT).
The Hasina Wajed-led administration of Bangladesh, now
constitutionally dissolved along with the Parliament to facilitate
elections in October 2001, made some noises about cracking down on
these militants outfits, whose leaders and cadre move with impunity
anywhere in that country.
Last year, the so-called pro-India administration of Sheikh Hasina
also helped arrest key members of ULFA. But the organisations still do
pretty much what they choose. And last weekend’s alleged killing of
some Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers by suspected NLFT
militants clearly shows that the newly-inaugurated bus route between
the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and the state capital of Tripura,
Agartala, hides an undercurrent of deep distress below symbolic shows
"The new Dhaka-Agartala bus route hides an undercurrent of deep
Now, TheNewspaperToday has obtained exclusive insight into the
interrogation of Chandi Pada Jamatiya, the commander of NLFT’s Panther
Battalion, who surrendered to the Tripura police in April this year.
His surrender, following a rift in the group, has revealed the exact
locations of the NLFT camps in Bangladesh, besides other crucial
details of safe-houses, transit and trans-shipment arrangements for
men and material, and an estimate of a rolling arms cache.
According to the interrogation report of Jamatiya, this is a where,
what and how of the NLFT in Bangaldesh: (see graphic).
Sajak: The headquarters of NLFT, this camp is located in Khagrachari
district in Bangladesh. It is about 40-45 km southeast of Simanapur
under Kanchanpur police station. About 65 armed NLFT cadre stay here
in seven huts.
Mayani Reserve: This camp is also located in Khagrachari district.
There are 3 huts here where 10-12 NLFT extremists are camping at
ATTF The All-Tripura Tiger Force runs Subhadhan headman camp, on the
western bank of the Logang river under Panchari police station in
Moramachya Chora camp, in the dense forest at Goladham Kabari in
Logang union under Panchari police station, and
Jogesh Chandrapara and Khasia Mangal in Satchhari under Chunarughat
police station in Habibganj district.
HNLC Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, banned by the Meghalaya
government and the Centre, runs a camp at Jaintiapur in Sylhet
district, and a transit camp at a place called Ramgarh in Tangail
Boalchari: The general family headquarter camp of NLFT is located here
in Khagrachari district near the Sajak camp. Wives of top NLFT leaders
like 'Captain' Sanjib Deb Barma, 'Lt Colonel' Binoy Deb Barma, and
‘Vice-president’ Kamini Deb Barma stay in this camp.
Alikadam: This camp is located in Bandarban district with 3-4 huts.
This camp is used by NLFT to procure and store arms from Cox’s Bazar
port in southeastern Bangladesh. This area, south of Chittagong, is
near Myanmar. Raided early this month by Bangladesh Army. About 23
NLFT members were arrested in the operation.
Usmanpur: Mainly used for transit, this camp is located in Habibganj
district under Chunarughat police station in the house of Md.
Paknabhura. The camp is used for operations in Khowai East and Khowai
West regions of Tripura.
Tailongbasti Transit Camp: Located in Moulabibazar district under
Kamalgunj police station, this camp is only 2 km northwest of the
Indo-Bangladesh border in Kamalpur. An area dominated by the Deb Barma
clan, there are two huts in this camp where 12-13 NLFT extremists
stay. The camp is used for operations in Kamalpur and Kailasahar
sub-divisions of Tripura.
Niralapunji: Two km southeast of the Indo-Bangladesh border in
Kamalpur in Moulabibazar district under Kamalgunj police station,
which is used for operations operate in Srimangal town.
Kurma / Khasiapunji: Due to increasing rift in the NLFT, a faction led
by Nayanbanshi Jamatia used this camp, 4 km north of Indo-Bangladesh
border in Kamalpur. But after Nayanbanshi Jamatia surrendered in
February 2001, this camp is now rarely used.
Cox Bazar: A rented transit house has been set up by NLFT in the
Sripur area of Cox Bazar to procure their arms from this port town.
Safe House in Chittagong: Earlier there was a NLFT safehouse in
Chittagong Road No. 8 in a three-storey building where there is a
signboard of the Bangladesh Urban Development Centre. The safe house
then shifted to Chittagong Road No. 1 in a government housing centre
in Halisahar where NLFT ‘President’ Biswa Mohan Deb Barma along with
other top leaders stay. Mobile telephones, computers, satellite
televisions are located in this nerve centre of NLFT.
Mog Bazar, Dhaka: This safe house in a three-storey building was
rented after NLFT vacated their New Eskaton Road house in Dhaka.
Another major communication centre of NLFT, two cars are always parked
in this building. According to the Bangladesh Rural Phone Authority,
they had recently sanctioned a mobile phone with ISD (international
phone call) facility which costs about Rs 70,000.
The National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) hit headline news
about a year-and-a-half for abducting four members of the Rashtriya
Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from Tripura before taking them to Bangladesh.
Over and above NLFT camps, the interrogation revealed some information
about camps run by other militant organisations as well. For instance,
the three main camps run by the All-Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) are:
Subhadhan headman camp, on the western bank of the Logang river under
Panchari police station in Khagrachari district; Moramachya Chora
camp, in the dense forest at Goladham Kabari in Logang union under
Panchari police station, and Jogesh Chandrapara and Khasia Mangal in
Satchhari under Chunarughat police station in Habibganj district.
The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, which, along with the
Achin National Volunteer Council, was banned by the Meghalaya
government as well as the Centre earlier in 2001, is said to operate
from camps located at Jaintiapur in Sylhet district. The outfit also
has a transit camp at a place called Ramgarh in Tangail district.
Tomorrow: Renegade militant spills NLFT’s ‘links’ with Bangladesh
Army, politicians, missionaries