NILAMBAZAR, March 16 - The government of India has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 crore to set up a single fence along the villages situated in the international border of Karimganj district.
There are 1400 people living in 10 villages in the �No man�s land� of Karimganj district, who are always facing disturbance from Bangladeshi miscreants. According to official sources, the fencing work has been allotted to the CPWD and the work will start soon. Karimganj district administration has taken all positive steps to set up the fence at the zero points along Indo-Bangla bordering areas.
After the incident that took place recently at Jarapatha village, the government has taken the matter seriously to set up the single fence covering all villages for protection of the border people.
It is to be mentioned here that one Kalpana Suklabaidya and her two daughters, namely, Priya and Priyanka of Jarapatha village under Karimganj district were grievously injured by Bangladeshi miscreants recently, They have identified the miscreants who are living in the adjacent areas of zero point under Bangladesh territory and the BSF has submitted the names of the miscreants to the Bangladesh Border Guards (BGP) in a joint flag meeting held on the same day. It has also been learnt that the BGP arrested the three accused from Borgram of Bangladesh, who were involved the incident. Indian High Commissioner wrote a letter to the Bangladesh Home Affairs Ministry to hand over the accused persons to India, which is now under consideration.
While talking to The Assam Tribune, the Addl Deputy commissioner, Karimganj, Dhrubajyoti Deb said that there are no villages situated on the �No man�s land� including Jarapatha. All land belong to the Indian territory. So the government has taken the decision to set up the single fence at the zero points covering all the bordering villages.
Beside Karimganj police has setup the second line of police defence for protection of bordering villages recently, which was formally inaugurated by Akhilesh Singh, DIG, Southern range. SP Karimganj PR Kar, Deputy Commissioner PK Talukdar were present in the inaugural function.