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BADARPUR, July 12 - Top Bangladesh Government officials, led by the Director General of the Bangladeshi Revenue Department, Abdul Jalil visited Karimganj recently via the Sutarkandi border to inspect the areas which will be handed over to Bangladesh following the signing of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between the two countries.

The Bangladeshi officials were warmly received by the BSF officials, Karimganj DC Sanjeev Gohain Baruah, Director General of the Assam Land and Revenue Department, Dipak Kumar Sharma, Palash Baruah, Kitubon Konwar, AS Kharangar, and Gautam Saikia, on behalf the Karimganj district administration. The Bangladeshi officials viz., the DG of Bangladesh Revenue Department Abdul Jalil, Director of Survey, Anowar Hussain, Border Incharge Officer Suraiya Zahan, Abdul Haque and Firdous Hussain along with the Indian team (Assam officials) inspected all the border areas of Lathitilla Dumabari and Madanpur tea garden area, which will be handed over to Bangladesh.

The officials surveyed the 1500 bighas of land along the Indo-Bangla border, near pillar nos. 1395, 1396 and 1397. It may be noted that these 1500 bighas, which will go to Bangladesh are in Lathitilla Dumabari in Patharkandi Circle. The Bangladeshi officials also inspected the two border areas from Pillar No. 1374 to 1376 of Madanpur Tea garden, where 251 and 50 bighas of land in two daags will be handed over to Bangladesh.

Official sources informed this correspondent that top officials of the Assam Government will also go to Bangladesh, to inspect those areas, which will be handed over to India by Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi officials also informed that on July 15 and 23, high-level meetings will be held between the two countries, most probably at Sylhet (Bangladesh), where the final procedure of the redrawing of the national boundaries will be decided. Official sources also informed that the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) will come into effect from 12 o� clock midnight on July 31.

Sources informed that the Indian Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 18.70 lakh, for constructing and repairing the border pillars for identifying the border areas afresh, before July 31. New border fencing will also be done, sources added.

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Bangla officials inspect border areas

BADARPUR, July 12 - Top Bangladesh Government officials, led by the Director General of the Bangladeshi Revenue Department, Abdul Jalil visited Karimganj recently via the Sutarkandi border to inspect the areas which will be handed over to Bangladesh following the signing of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between the two countries.

The Bangladeshi officials were warmly received by the BSF officials, Karimganj DC Sanjeev Gohain Baruah, Director General of the Assam Land and Revenue Department, Dipak Kumar Sharma, Palash Baruah, Kitubon Konwar, AS Kharangar, and Gautam Saikia, on behalf the Karimganj district administration. The Bangladeshi officials viz., the DG of Bangladesh Revenue Department Abdul Jalil, Director of Survey, Anowar Hussain, Border Incharge Officer Suraiya Zahan, Abdul Haque and Firdous Hussain along with the Indian team (Assam officials) inspected all the border areas of Lathitilla Dumabari and Madanpur tea garden area, which will be handed over to Bangladesh.

The officials surveyed the 1500 bighas of land along the Indo-Bangla border, near pillar nos. 1395, 1396 and 1397. It may be noted that these 1500 bighas, which will go to Bangladesh are in Lathitilla Dumabari in Patharkandi Circle. The Bangladeshi officials also inspected the two border areas from Pillar No. 1374 to 1376 of Madanpur Tea garden, where 251 and 50 bighas of land in two daags will be handed over to Bangladesh.

Official sources informed this correspondent that top officials of the Assam Government will also go to Bangladesh, to inspect those areas, which will be handed over to India by Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi officials also informed that on July 15 and 23, high-level meetings will be held between the two countries, most probably at Sylhet (Bangladesh), where the final procedure of the redrawing of the national boundaries will be decided. Official sources also informed that the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) will come into effect from 12 o� clock midnight on July 31.

Sources informed that the Indian Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 18.70 lakh, for constructing and repairing the border pillars for identifying the border areas afresh, before July 31. New border fencing will also be done, sources added.