Shillong: The BSF on Friday claimed that
infiltration from Bangladesh has been drastically reduced to
almost zero-level and expressed hope to stop it altogether.
"We have brought it (infiltration) down to almost
zero-level, except for a few stray cases," outgoing BSF IG
(Assam and Meghalaya Frontier) Prithvi Raj said at his
farewell press conference here.
"The BSF has also achieved very good success in
expediting the border fencing project, which, if timely
completed, will completely finish infiltration," he said.
Dwelling on some of the achievements of the force, the IG
said around 710 "illegal entrants" and 55 militants were
apprehended during his tenure of one-year-and-three-month.
"Of the 55 militants, 33 were nabbed on the border and
the remaining caught during counter-insurgency operations
inside the hinterland," he said.
Besides, the BSF also killed two ULFA militants in Assam
and persuaded 17 militants to surrender along with weapons and
also apprehended 44 linkmen of various insurgent groups, the
The BSF also eliminated 13 miscreants at the border over
a period of more than one year now," Prithviraj said.