Indian centre to monitor
terror activities in Bangladesh
Oct 19 (IANS) India has set up a Multi-Agency Centre (MAC)
to monitor and share intelligence with the police in various
states about terror operatives in Bangladesh, an official
said here Sunday.
(Intelligence Bureau) joint director is the head of the newly
constituted MAC and intelligence chiefs of all the states
are members of the high profile body," said Pranay Sahay,
Tripura police director general.
MAC is closely monitoring the activities of Indian militants
in Bangladesh, especially on matters relating to training,
support, assistance and shelter across the border."
information gathered by the MAC, under the ministry of home
affairs, would be shared among the states for effective action.
police intelligence chief Bishnu Debbarma said: "New
Delhi had already asked Dhaka and submitted evidence on the
involvement of Bangladesh-based outfits like Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami
in terror acts in various parts of the country, including
their hand in the northeast and in the Hyderabad blasts."
high power committee on strengthening of intelligence in states,
specially those affected by militancy and naxalism, has been
formed and it would be coordinated and convened by IB,"
a police official said.
said: "The committee comprises police chiefs of Andhra
Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and
Assam. It would suggest strengthening of intelligence gathering
and how to collect adequate information in a faster pace,
analysis, dissemination and constant flow of information at
committee headed by the IB chief is now preparing its report
that would be submitted to the ministry of home affairs next
and Bangladesh share 4,096 km of border, of which 2,979 km
cover land and 1,117 km are riverine.
(Border Security Force) in August during a meeting with the
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) had given a fresh list of 110 hideouts
being operated by the Indian militants," a BSF official