AGARTALA, Dec 2 - Number of insurgent hideouts has come down in Bangladesh although some groups are still functioning there, said Inspector General (IG), BSF Tripura Frontier MF Farooque.
Some developments have taken place in Bangladesh since the BSF is having good relations with its Bangladesh counterpart � BGB, leading to a decline in the militant hideouts there, he said while speaking to mediapersons at Salbagan, BSF Tripura Frontier headquarters here on Tuesday.
�It�s now very difficult for the ultras to operate from the neighbouring country. We are in touch with BGB to address the problem�, he said.
According to latest inputs, the banned outfit � National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) has 12/15 camps in Bangladesh.
On the progress of border fencing, the IG said there are various problems in completing the fencing work along the Indo-Bangla border. �In some areas, there are local people against the fence, while opposition from BGB side and riverine border or nallah also appear as major hurdles in executing fencing works�, he pointed out. He however claimed, �The 856 km Indo-Bangla border will be fenced very shortly.�
Terming smuggling of fake Indian notes as the biggest challenge for the border guards, the IG said a special task force of BSF and BGB has been set up to check fake notes as far as possible.