SHILLONG, Oct 13: A Supervisory Committee set up by the Supreme Court of India to supervise border fencing works on Indo-Bangladesh border reached the State Capital on Wednesday on a three-day visit.
The Supervisory Committee visited Border Security Force (BSF) outpost at Baghmara to oversee the progress of border fencing works.
The high-level committee was led by AK Mangotra, former Secretary of Border Magement, who is the Chairman of the panel, and accompanied by DK Pathak, former BSF Director General and Dr Abdul Mann, retired Gauhati University professor, along with other senior BSF officials.
The members of the committee held a meeting on Thursday with Meghalaya’s Secretary S Khardyngdoh, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner PS Dkhar and other high-level officials from Meghalaya government, including the Forest department, NBCC, NPCC and CPWD.
Dr Sabu A Joseph, BSF Deputy Inspector General, briefed the committee about the present status of the border fencing works, installation of floodlights and prevailing security scerio on the border as well as in Meghalaya.
The committee also interacted with the representatives of civil administration, police, Customs and other agencies.