army camps were withdrawn from Chittagong Hill Tracts on Monday following the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So far, four army camps have been withdrawn from this hill district (Khagrachhari), most troubled by protracted tribal insurgency until the truce was struck on December 2, 1997.
In Rangamati, army personnel from four camps were withdrawn yesterday for the first time since the pullout began Friday.