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BSF praises interim government of Bangladesh

Senior Border Security Force (BSF) officials on Monday praised the army-backed interim government of Bangladesh for its pro-people activities, including its move to put pressure on anti-India rebel groups in Bangladesh.

By Pinaki Das

Salbagan (Agartala), May 21 : Senior Border Security Force (BSF) officials on Monday praised the army-backed interim government of Bangladesh for its pro-people activities, including its move to put pressure on anti-India rebel groups in Bangladesh.

Addressing a news conference here, Inspector General of the BSF's Tripura range, J A Khan, said that in recent times there had been an increase in the surrender of militants as they face the heat from Bangladeshi security forces.

Khan cited that the attitude of the present Bangladesh Government is reflected in the surrender trend of militants of Tripura who maintain their hideouts across the border.

Khan said there were only 18 surrenders during 2006, and in the first quarter of 2007, 29 militants had surrendered alongwith 32 sophisticated weapons and over 1000 round of ammunition. Khan, who heads the BSF team along India's 856-km-long border with Bangladesh, said that 632 km had been fenced, and the balanced would be fenced soon.

He said that 136 villages in Bangladesh would be affected by the fencing. In India, a total of 36,286 people have been affected. The state government is planning new homes under the Indira Awas Yojna, he added.

He said the fencing has proved to be very helpful in containing smuggling, crime and cross border movement of infiltrators and militants.

He said that with the addition of the forces 44 new border posts would come up thust reducing the average distance between two BOPs from present 4.5 kms to 3.5 kms.

Khan also informed that for better surveillance in the border round the clock scientific gadgets like Battlefield radars and thermal images devices have been installed along the international border.

The BSF had apprehended 1793 persons last year for illegal entry in to India and this year till date the number is 519.

Meantime, smuggled item including contraband worth Rs 71,741,000 and 189 quintals of marzawana were seized last year and this year the figure has been Rs 19, 031,000 and 69 quintals respectively till date.

Khan said that the BSF soldiers lead a very hard life fighting all odds and at many border out post (BOP) without the basic amenities like pure drinking water or electricity.

ANI

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