SHILLONG, Sept 23 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said his government was keen to create new border police outposts and upgrade the existing ones to police stations to ensure a more peaceful boundary.
�We intend to open more new police outposts along the inter-State border as well as upgrade existing police outposts to full-fledged police stations,� Mukul told the Assembly here today.
�A mechanism for periodic meetings between district magistrates, police and other district officials of the border districts of India and Bangladesh has also been introduced,� he said. The BSF also works in close liaison with the State police and hold periodic meetings at regular interval for sharing of information on any possibility of criminal activities on the international border.
The Chief Minister also informed three persons were arrested in the inter-State border and as many 35 persons were arrested in the international border for their involvement in criminal activities. Along the International border with Bangladesh, the State Government has also set up 12 police stations, 10 patrol posts, 11 check posts, four additional check posts, three passport check posts, three watch posts and an outpost, the Chief Minister said.
On the Assam-Meghalaya border, the Chief Minister said, apart from the mechanism of joint meetings between the CM and chief secretaries of the two States, the designated nodal officers of Meghalaya and Assam and the DC and SP of the concerned districts hold meetings from time to time to sort out issues. � PTI