Alert sounded along Indo-Bangla border


Agartala, Jul 3 : An alert was sounded along the 856-km long border with Bang-ladesh in view of the terrorist attack in a restaurant in Dhaka late Friday night, a top police official said today.
He said as soon as the report of terrorist attack in Dhaka was received here, BSF and all other security forces including state police, were alerted so that no unwanted element could cross the border to enter in Indian territory.
BSF has been also put on “very high alert” along the 443-km long Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, an official said today.
“The force has been put on very high alert along the Indo-Bangladesh border following the armed attack in Dhaka. Security has been tightened,” BSF Inspector General (Me-ghalaya Frontier) PK Dubey said.
Dubey said he had spoken to officials of Meghalaya Police for coordination and sharing of information as soon as news of the killings came in.
Meghalaya has over 100 “gaps” consisting of streams, rivers and drains apart from the unfenced 90-km stretch along the 443 km border with Bangladesh. Accordingly, the BSF has sought cooperation of all state and central intelligence units to ensure that no illegal cross-border movement takes place, he said.
Police personnel posted close to the border has been alerted and asked to keep strict vigil in close coordination with the BSF, a senior police officer said.
Twenty hostages, including 19-year-old Indian teen- ager Tarishi Jain, were hacked to death by terrorists inside the cafe popular with expats in the diplomatic zone before commandos launched an assault killing six attackers and capturing one alive. PTI


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