DHUBRI, April 6 - In order to check the rise in crimes in the border areas of the district, the police has strengthened the second line of defence in all the sensitive areas.
As per the reports, the border areas of the district frequently witness illegal cross-border activities that mostly include cattle smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, psychotropic substances and illegal infiltration of people from the neighbouring country. Police said that activities related to fake Indian currency notes and suspicious insurgent movements in these areas are also detected from time to time.
However, to make the border areas of the district free from such illegal activities, Dhubri police have deployed extra battalion forces in the sensitive areas under Soulmari, Agomoni, Binachara, Jhapshabari, Nalia and Biskhowa outposts and also along the riverine outposts.
�We have deployed 49 special battalion forces at all these areas in March and since then the crime in these areas have declined drastically,� said Sirazul Hoque, DSP (Border), Dhubri.
Hoque explained that main task of these forces is to strengthen the second line of defence by cooperating with the Border Security Force. He also said that these forces will go on a joint patrolling with the security forces. �Our officials have a better understanding of the demography in these areas and this has brought about necessary changes,� said the DSP.
He also said that the neighbouring districts of the State and other States that share border with Bangladesh have also seen increase in border crimes in recent times. But they are different than the crime taking place in Dhubri district. He said that trade of fake Indian currency notes and cattle smuggling have recorded an escalating growth in these neighbouring border areas. �If needed we will soon be increasing the man-power of such forces in these areas to make the border areas more secured and free from illegal activities,� added Hoque.