Meghalaya seeks more forces along Bangla border

Concerned over the unabated movement of insurgents along the porous Indo-Bangla border, Meghalaya government has sought more forces along the international border and strengthening of anti-infiltration check posts in the state.

Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

Shillong: Concerned over the unabated
movement of insurgents along the porous Indo-Bangla border,
Meghalaya government has sought more forces along the
international border and strengthening of the
anti-infiltration check posts in the state.
The demands were raised by Meghalaya Home Minister H D R
Lyngdoh during his meeting with Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram at New Delhi yesterday, official sources today
said.

Lyngdoh is understood to have cited the recent intrusion
of five top NDFB militants into Meghalaya from Bangladesh
before they were caught by Meghalaya Police.

He underlined the need to deploy more forces as the
present strength of BSF was not adequate to check the
cross-border movement, the sources said.

The Meghalaya Home Minister also sought assistance from
the Centre in strengthening the anti-infiltration posts in the
state, some of which have been virtually defunct due to
shortage of manpower.

The state home minister also apprised the Centre of the
situation in the ethnic-violence hit Assam-Meghalaya border
areas.

Chidambaram is learnt to have expressed happiness over
the manner in which Meghalaya handled the riots.
The Meghalaya government informed the Centre that
efforts were on to rehabilitate the displaced families and
that the administration has begun distributing compensation to
the refugees.

PTI