BSF identifies vulnerable spots near Indo-Bangladesh border
The Border Security Force (BSF) have identified 366 places near the Indo-Bangladesh border as vulnerable, with respect to infiltration and smuggling.
After conducting a detailed survey, senior officials of the BSF found that the concerned places along the Indo-Bangladesh border were vulnerable and infiltration could take place at the demarcated points.
The smuggling of cattle and various goods and fake currencies is a regular phenomenon.
It is presumed that these vulnerable points could be used by cross-border infiltrators to sneak into the country, with the intension of carrying out terror attacks.
In the wake of Uri incident, the BSF is taking many preventive measures and strengthening vigil along the international border.
The BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have prepared a detailed list of dreaded criminals near the border areas, who might attempt to infiltrate into both the countries to carry out anti-social activities.
A senior official of the BSF said that both BSF and BGB were conducting a stringent joint vigil along the border to prevent any infiltration bid.
The forces of the both the countries are exchanging information to prevent smuggling and other anti-social activities along the border.
It may be mentioned here that smuggling of cattle is a serious issues along the border in Basirhat sub-division.
The smugglers are often caught by the BSF personnel. A fake currency racket has also been operational in the border area for a while.
BSF personnel have intensified vigil to prevent any infiltration bid as they suspect that terrorists might try to sneak into Indian Territory.
Meanwhile, the police on Monday arrested a person and seized fake currencies worth nearly Rs 50,000.
Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the accused from Kaliachak area on Monday morning. Police were interrogating the accused to know if he was involved with any international fake currency racket.