army camps were withdrawn from Chittagong Hill Tracts on Monday following the
government decision to pull out troops from the region in implementation of the
CHT peace treaty.
Of the five camps, one was
dismantled in Khagrachhari while four in Rangamati, UNB correspondents quoting
security sources reported from the two hill districts.
Meanwhile, Bengali settlers
staged a sit-in demo in front of Digalchhari camp this morning in protest
against the army pullout, citing their security concerns.
Later, they withdrew their
protest program following the assurances of the Barkal UNO and the OC of Barkal
thana of ensuring their "security".
In Khagrachhari, 38 army, police
and ansar personnel from the Pobangpara camp in Dighinala upazila were brought
to the Dighinala Sadar Zone in the morning.
So far, four army camps have been
withdrawn from this hill district (Khagrachhari), most troubled by protracted
tribal insurgency until the truce was struck on December 2, 1997.
In Rangamati, army personnel from
four camps were withdrawn yesterday for the first time since the pullout began