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'Trans-border crimes, infiltration have decreased'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Nov 30: Border Security Force (Meghalaya Frontier) Inspector General PK Dubey on Wednesday stated that the peaceful relation between India and Bangladesh is reflected from the decrease trans-border crimes, influx and higher level of resolution of disputes in the recent past.

Speaking to newsmen during the 51st raising of the BSF, Dubey, who is the senior most Inspector General of the frontier force in the eastern theater said categorically stated, “Situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very tense. Contrary to the western front, infiltration and trans border crime and cross border movement of the militants is at the lowest level and illegal immigration has been contain to the barest minimum level.”

On land boundary disputes along the Meghalaya stretch of the Indo- Bangladesh border, the IG said that the matter has been resolved with no displacement of any residents after the agreement.

“We have erected new pillars and our boundary line stretches from 443 kms to 448.4 km,” said the IG Meghalaya frontiers while stressing on the peaceful arrival for a solution to solve the pending boundary problems.

The Inspector General, who recently led a High level delegation to Sylhet (Bangladesh) to deliberate on ties between the two countries, was also apt that there are no more organized Indian based militant hideouts in Bangladesh. “You know that all major leaders of the Indian Militant groups have been handed over to India and our counterparts have been acting on any information provided to them on such suspected hideouts”.

However, he was lucid in adding that there may be hideouts in Garo-inhabited areas of Bangladesh where extraction of information is difficult for the Indian as well as Bangladesh security agencies. It may be mentioned that there is a large Garo population in the Northern front of Bangladesh areas bordering the states of Meghalaya and Tripura.

On the possible links of Bangladesh hard core jihadist supported by Pakistan and ISIS elements who can enter into India through the porous borders, Dubey said, “The Bangladesh authorities have refuted claims even if there could be some collaborators”.

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