SHILLONG, March 29 - With the April 11 Lok Sabha polls just around the corner, surveillance along the Indo-Bangla border and inter-State border have been heightened and security enhanced to thwart any movement of miscreants to cross over.
Meghalaya Additional DGP (Law and Order), H Nongpluh informed that in view of the ensuring general elections the police are in constant touch with the BSF and working in close coordination so that the International border is sealed and movement of criminals prevented.
�We have been writing to them so that borders can be sealed and they have been asked to increase patrolling along the international border,� said Nongpluh.
Meghalaya shares 443 km of a largely porous international border with Bangladesh and the area is known for smuggling and movement of militants at times.
The Additional DGP further informed that the police are also coordinating with their counterparts in Assam to ensure that the polling process along the inter-State boundary is hassle free.
It may be mentioned that there are 12 areas of differences between the two States which both have been trying to resolve through dialogues for decades now.
Sporadic incidents of conflict among the border populace have also occurred in certain areas which at times have also resulted in loss of lives.