BSF praises BGB for searching out Indian insurgents

Top-level meeting ends in New Delhi

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Sep 08,2018 | Updated: 00:53, Sep 08,2018

 
 

The Indian Border Security Force on Friday praised the Border Guard Bangladesh and other Bangladeshi agencies for their role in searching out Indian insurgents.
On the concluding day of director general-level meeting between the two border forces in New Delhi BSF director general KK Sharma also urged BGB director general Major General Shafeenul Islam to continue this assistance, said a release issued by BGB spokesperson Mohsin Reza from New Delhi.
Shafeenul Islam, however, contradicted BSF’s remarks, saying that there was no existence of such group in Bangladesh and the country never allowed any criminal and terrorist group to use its soil against any other country.
The BSF chief also praised border guard and other law enforcement agencies for assisting India in preventing circulation of fake Indian currency notes.
The 47th BGB- BSF Director General-Level Border Co-ordination Conference ended on Friday in New Delhi with the singing of joint records of discussions.
On Monday, the conference formally kicked off at the Chhawla Complex of BSF near Chhattarpur, on the outskirts of the Indian capital.
The border guard in the release said that it prioritised border killing, among others, at the meeting.
The Bangladesh delegation praised BSF for taking action to reduce the number of border killing but expressed concerns as the killing continued.
The BSF chief claimed that they were using non-lethal weapons and showed patience despite being attacked by armed border criminals.
KK Sharma also asserted that the causalities along the Bangladesh-India borders could be reduced if border trespassing was stopped and trespassers could be prosecuted under respective laws, said the release.
Both the sides agreed to continue their preventive efforts to this end.
During the borer conference, both the director generals called on Indian home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday to apprise about the ensuing talks and deliberations there to, pertaining to strengthening the existing border management system in mutual interest of both countries, according to BSF official twitter.
A 14-member border guard delegation participated in the bi-annual conference with a 20-member BSF team.
Expansion of crime-free zones in border areas, effective implementation of a comprehensive border management plan, coordinated patrolling, identifying vulnerable areas in the border, among other issues, were discussed at the meeting.
BBC Bangla reported on Monday that the BSF in their release said that India discussed about the higher education of the BGB’s children to India and the trips of BGB wives to India, among others.
It also reported that BSF in their release dropped the issue of border killing among the issues of discussion despite continued border killing.

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