All 245 BOPs in Tripura put on maximum alert: IG BSF

All the 245 Border Outposts along the 856-km-long Tripura-Bangladesh International Border have been put on maximum alert to thwart any attempt of infiltration by the terrorists or Indian insurgents operating from the soil of the neighbouring country, a senior BSF officer said on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 28, 2014, 16:27 PM IST

Agartala: All the 245 Border Outposts along the 856-km-long Tripura-Bangladesh International Border have been put on maximum alert to thwart any attempt of infiltration by the terrorists or Indian insurgents operating from the soil of the neighbouring country, a senior BSF officer said on Friday.

"We do not see strong possibilities of intrusion of Islamic terrorists like JMB and others to enter into the state. But the borders in the Feni and Moulavibazar districts of Bangladesh are still vulnerable, so we have put all the border outposts (BOPs) in alert," IG BSF of Tripura frontier B N Sharma said.

On the recent remark of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that the insurgents were still using the soil of Bangladesh and were trying to be active before the elections of the 30 member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), Sharma admitted that there were two incidents of insurgents attack on BSF by the insurgents from Bangladesh soil.

A BSF jawan and a civilian driver were killed and another person was injured on November 17 when suspected NLFT militants fired at them at Khantlang, a village bordering Chittagong Hill Tract in Bangladesh.

Another BSF jawan was shot dead by the ultras of the same group at Maldapara in Dhalai district on October 23.

"We need to re-look at the border. We have augmented our forces in the border to check such incidents and an alert was sounded along the border for keeping stringent vigil so that this kind of sabotage could not take place. We are also making a plan for quick reaction after such incidents," the IG BSF told reporters.

He said there are 32 camps of insurgents of Tripura in Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh (CHT) and in Sylhet district of which 21 belonged to banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).