Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF) Inderjit Singh Rana has said that 80 per cent of the India-Bangladesh border fencing under Meghalaya sector has been completed.
“Our international border with Bangladesh under Meghalaya sector is very mountainous and undulating and riverine. We have erected 80 per cent of the fence but many portions remain still unfenced, including the riverine," Rana told reporters on Tuesday.
Rana said smugglers and traffickers are trying to smuggle inside from those gaps. “However, we are ensuring that we plug those gaps with active policing,” he added.
Meanwhile, two BSF personnel were allegedly assaulted by unidentified miscreants suspected to be Bangladeshi smugglers at Rongara, South Garo Hills district on Saturday evening
Rana said such incidents happen but BSF has laid down a policy on how to deal with that.
“We have lodged a protest note with the BGB and lodged an FIR with the Meghalaya police. We have named the culprits and subsequently, the investigation will be done," the IG said.
The two BSF personnel allegedly injured in the incident have been identified as Bipul R Sangma and Dinanath Rai.
“As you are well aware that the international border is always dynamic in nature and security situations keep on changing and in order to maintain peace and tranquillity, sometimes incidents happen in the international border,” he said
A protest is lodged with the BGB in this regard, the IG BSF added.