Agartala, May 28 : Tripura Police IGP (Control Room) Nepal Das on Thursday welcomed the state government’s decision to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).
“There will be no disturbed area from now in the state. The situation has improved,” Das told ANI. “Many police station areas were brought under this AFSPA, and declared as disturbed areas earlier, but now, no area is disturbed in the state” he added.
Earlier in the day, the Government of Tripura decided to withdraw AFSPA from the state. The state will now move the Union Home Ministry for the formal withdrawal of AFSPA.
The Act was implemented in 40 police station areas of the state in February, 1997. With declining insurgency, the administration, in June 2013 had earlier withdrawn the Act from nine police stations. This move comes after Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy met Prime Minister rendra Modi in the tiol capital on Wednesday. (ANI)