Indo-Bangla border a major route for entry of militants
Shillong: Latest intelligence inputs have indicated that the porous Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya continues to be a major route for entry of militants from Bangladesh as well as transhipment of arms and explosives into India.
Revelations from a couple of top arrested militants have prompted the Meghalaya police to ask the BSF to strengthen vigil along the border, particularly in the Garo hills belt of
Meghalaya, a top police official said.
Meghalaya DGP S B Kakati told PTI that movement of militants and arms smuggling were indeed taking place along the Bangladesh border.
"It is a matter of concern and we are taking it seriously," he said.
NDFB `sergeant major` Godadhar Hajong, arrested by BSF recently, told Meghalaya police interrogators that he crossed the international border in Garo hills about 50 times and ferried arms to his accomplices in Meghalaya and Assam, officials said.
In 2007, Hajong along with some accomplices ferried 16 AK rifles, 15 grenades and 2000 rounds of ammunition and delivered them to their accomplices at Nokchi in Meghalaya who then took them to Assam, according to police interrogators.
He smuggled arms and explosives from Bangladesh to Assam via Meghalaya on several occasions, entering India through the porous border points at Ramchenga, Ghasuapara, Debajani and Nokshi all in Meghalaya`s Garo hills region.
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