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939 infiltrators held along Bangla border

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 22:42

Shillong: Altogether 939 infiltrators
were apprehended along the Indo-Bangladesh this year till
June.

“Even though there are no significant incidences of
infiltration on India’s borders with Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar
and China, the Indo-Bangladesh border is prone to
infiltration. Till June, about 939 infiltrators were
apprehended on the Indo-Bangladesh border while the figure for
2009 was 2460,” an official statement said today.

It said the Centre has adopted a multi-pronged approach
to contain cross-border infiltration which include round the
clock surveillance and patrolling on the borders and
establishment of observation posts, construction of border
fencing and flood lighting, introduction of modern and hi-tech
surveillance equipment, upgradation of intelligence set up and
coordination with the state governments and concerned
intelligence agencies.

On militancy, the statement said, during 2010, about
121 violent incidents occurred in Assam as against 263 in
2009.

In Manipur, violent incidents triggered by militant
groups were 183 during 2010 as against 362 in 2009.

Two security personnel were killed till June, 2010 in
Assam as against 20 in 2009. Two security personnel were also
killed in Manipur till June, as against 7 in 2009.

Civilian casualties were 23 in Assam during 2010,
against 99 in 2009, and 16 in Manipur in 2010 as against 51 in
2009.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 22:42

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