Ministry of Home Affairs ‘restrain advisory’ affecting Border Security Forces (BSF) efficiency

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Staff Correspondent

Shillong, July 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs ‘restrain advisory’ to the Border Security Forces (BSF) to restrain in dealing with smugglers and criminals operating along the Indo- Bangladesh border has had its own impact on the management of the frontiers, implied the Director General of the BSF, KK Sharma on Friday.

Sharma was in Shillong on Friday and during an interaction with media persons, he explained everything about border management in the eastern theatre except for the glitches that they are facing. “As per the directives to reduce the killings of any Bangladeshi criminal or smuggler, we are using the pump action gun (PAG) instead of the regular INSAS Rifles. The smugglers are aware of this non-lethal ammunition and they have become bolder in taking on our troops,” stated Sharma, even as he added that annually around 150 of BSF personal are injured in attacks by inter country smugglers and criminals.