High-level meeting on coastal border security
A high-level meeting of Bengal Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, DG and senior officials of the Coastal Guards was held on Friday at the secretariat here to review the security arrangement at the state’s international coastal borders.
A secretariat source said the meeting between Chief Secretary Basudeb Banerjee, Home Secretary Malay Kumar De, DG Surajit Purakyastha and the officials of Coast Guards was held to increase vigil at the international coastal borders, mostly used to smuggle cows, FICN, and liquor into the country besides, infiltration of terrorists.
Incidentally, the PMO had sought an NIA report on the security arrangement at the three districts of the state having coastal international borders owing to reports of increasing cow smuggling, the source said. It was learnt that the review meeting was held after the NIA reported a threat of infiltration of terrorists from the coastal borders of Bengal.