Measures to check smuggling along Indo-Bangladesh border

February 17th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Government has taken several steps to check smuggling along Indo Bangladesh Border.
The steps are construction of border fencing and roads and flood lighting, upgradation of intelligence machinery, and introduction of modern surveillance equipments including night vision devices.
In written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Radhika V. Selvi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said, “Establishment of 1185 border out posts along Indo-Bangladesh border, out of which 802 outposts have already been set up.”
The other steps are round the clock surveillance of borders by Border Security Forces (BSF) which patrols both land and reverine stretches.
BSF is working in close coordination with State Police and other intelligence Agencies to stop smuggling and other trans-border crimes on Indo-Bangladesh Border.
As per available information, the smuggling activities along Indo-Bangladesh border have declined during the last three years. (ANI)

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