Dhaka : The caretaker government in Bangladesh Wednesday refuted allegations in the Indian media that Bangladesh was "nourishing" anti-Indian insurgents on its soil, foreign ministry officials said.
A spokesman in Dhaka said the press reports, which claimed that the interim regime was not cooperating with the Indian authorities in netting activists of the anti-Indian rebel groups, were deeply disappointing.
"These reports are deeply disappointing and do not reflect the realities on the ground," the spokesman said.
Recently India and Bangladesh, which share over 4,000 kilometres of porous land boundary, exchanged lists of names of alleged terrorists and other extremists who were hiding from the law in both countries.
Indian press reports also suggested, quoting unnamed Indian officials, that Bangladesh was sheltering Anup Chetia, the top leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA).
Bangladesh police arrested Chetia several years ago on a charge of illegal immigration.
The ULFA is blamed by India for bomb attacks, murders and other extreme actions in their campaign for autonomy of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
The two neighbours have not signed an extradition treaty under which fugitives from the law could be brought to justice, analysts said.
A foreign ministry source said India had been told that Bangladesh would never allow its territory to be used for hurting Indian interests.