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Border guards of India, B�desh discuss border crimes

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, July 22 - Reduction of border crimes and smuggling of drugs besides erection of border fencing in the unfenced areas figured prominently at the four-day meeting of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that began at BSF Frontier here today.

�It is a routine periodic meeting and the issues related to border fencing, border crimes and coordination between the two border guard organisations were discussed�, BSF officials said.

A 14-member delegation of BGB, led by Regional Commander Javed Hassan, arrived here through Akhaura check post today to participate in the meeting. �We have come to talk about border-related issues. Our relation with BSF is now very cordial,� Hassan told reporters.

The Indian side is being led by IG Meghalaya, L Mohanty.

Sector Commanders of BGB�s Sarail and Chittagong regions and IGs of BSF�s Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram-Cachar Frontiers are participating in the meeting.

After the first phase of the meeting, BSF and BGB officials would go to Kolkata to meet Special Director General of BSF (Eastern Command), Nasir Kamal. Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam share 1,880-km international border with Bangladesh. � PTI

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