Guwahati, July 30: The Centre has assured that the land border with Bangladesh, in the Assam sector, would be totally sealed by December 31, this year.
This was disclosed by Joint Secretary of Union Home
Ministry (Border Management) B S Lele after a meeting with
the representative of Assam government and All Assam Students
Union (AASU) on implementation of Assam accord.
Stating that there was "no dispute" along the Bangladesh
border, Lele said about 3000 acres of land were in "adverse
possesion" (illegal possession).
Lele gave the assurance after the AASU raised the border
problem with Bangladesh in the meeting and the alleged
encroachment of land of Assam by that country.
The AASU demanded that the Indo-Bangla border dispute be
Lele said the border in the Assam sector would be
totally sealed after a 43 km stretch was developed.
Lele along with four other members reached here today and
are scheduled to visit the border area in the next couple of
days and submit a report to the Centre.
There are both land and riverine areas along the
Bangladesh border in the Assam sector.