Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar expressed his deep concern on the rising extremists’ activities in Tripura.
It may be mentioned here that in the past month several extremist leaders have been arrested by Tripura police.
Speaking to the media in Agartala on Friday Sarkar said, “During the CPI (M) rule in the state, the extremists’ problems were narrowed down. Our policies and programmes led to the elimination of insurgency threat in the state.”
Mr. Sarkar said the insurgents maybe were trying to revive their operations with an eye on the upcoming elections of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTADC).
“I have noticed that in certain areas in Khowai district, Lefunga in West Tripura district and Panisagar subdivision in North Tripura, which has a border with Bangladesh, the militants are trying to reorganise themselves.