Free Press Journal

Protection grid to be set up along India-Bangladesh border: Rajnath


Kolkata : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh convened a high-level meeting in the city with the chief ministers and home ministers of eastern states on Thursday to discuss various Indo-Bangla border related problems.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Mizoram’s chief minister Lal Thanhawla along with officials from Meghalaya and Tripura were present in the meeting.

After the meeting held in Nabanna, the administrative headquarters of the state, the Union Home Minister told newspersons that the influx of Rohingyas and illegal Bangladeshis, cross border smuggling of human trafficking, fake currencies and drugs were discussed in the meeting.

He said that out of 4096 km Indo-Bangla border, installation of fencing has so far done in 3006 km. But rest of the area is till now not covered by fencing. He said that since it was difficult to erect fencing in these areas, it was decided that the government would provide technological solution including installation of day light cameras, leaser and other sophisticated measures to strengthen the border security.

He said that some insurgent groups of north east were very active in Bangladesh. It was discussed that strong vigilance would be kept on them.