Thursday, August 11, 2022

BSF, BGB to show zero tolerance towards insurgent groups

Correspondent

The Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) resolved to show zero tolerance towards insurgent groups and take immediate action.
The decision was taken during the just concluded five-day Director General level coordination conference held in Dhaka from July 17. The Indian delegation was headed by Pankaj Kumar Singh, DG BSF and the Bangladesh delegation was headed by DG BGB Major General Shakil Ahmed, a BSF statement said on Thursday.
“Regarding trans-border insurgent groups and suspected camps, both sides agreed to show zero tolerance towards any such groups or activities and take concurrent action in respective border based on real time information,” the statement said.
The bilateral meeting also resolved to curb trans-border crimes and taking all necessary measures to ensure peace and tranquillity along the border.
Both sides also agreed to undertake joint efforts to bring down the number of incidents of assault, border crime by intensifying public awareness program, undertaking appropriate socio-economic developmental programs in vulnerable areas, educating border population about the sanctity of the international border.
Besides the BSF-BGB also emphasised the importance of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) in curbing the menace of smuggling contrabands, such as, various narcotics (especially YABA), firearms, FICN, gold and other illegal consignments.
Moreover, the two sides mutually agreed to constructively engage with their respective higher authorities for consensus in building the pending developmental work within 150 yards of the international border.

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