Tight security at unfenced Indo-Bangla border
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Last Updated: Friday, February 04, 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 04, 2011, 18:13

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