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Tight security at unfenced Indo-Bangla border

Last Updated: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 18:13

Agartala: The Border Security Force (BSF) would enhance forces along the unfenced portion of
Indo-Bangladesh border while paramilitary Tripura State Rifles (TSR) would create a second line of defence in the area to stop movement of insurgents from the neighbouring country.
Official sources today said the decision was taken at a security review meeting following the killing of an engineer in an ambush by ultras of the banned National Liberation Force of Tripura (NLFT) at remote Shewabari in North Tripura district on January 31.

The meeting, held yesterday, was chaired by Director
General of Police K Saleem Ali and attended by top BSF and
police officers.
The meeting also decided to provide proper security to
the construction agencies erecting barbed wire fencing in
inhospitable areas and the forces would be made available in
those areas by internal adjustment of the security forces so
that the work for erection of fencing could be expedited, the
sources said.

Tripura has 856 km long border with Bangladesh of
which 140 km still remained unfenced in hilly, inaccessible
and remote areas which is used by the insurgents as their
corridor to enter into the Indian territory.


First Published: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 18:13

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