Guwahati: Alertness along the Indo-Bangla border is expected to get better significantly with the increase of the strength of the Border Security Force (BSF). In the meantime, cattle smuggling to Bangladesh, which evicted to be a major cause of concern, has come down in the year 2011 compared to the earlier years.
Sources of the BSF told that the Assam-Meghalaya frontier of the border guarding force had to keep vigil on the international border in Meghalaya and in Dhburi sector of Assam. However, a new frontier has been set up in Guwahati, and the frontier is currently looking into the international border right up to Coochbehar in West Bengal.
The BSF also arrested 19 militants on the international border which comprise one member of the Islamic United Reformist Protest of India.
In counter-insurgency functions, the BSF arrested five NDFB militants and 19 linkmen. The weapons recovered to comprise 250 grams of plastic explosives, eight pistols, three revolvers, etc.
Sources admitted that attempts by anti-India forces to force in forged Indian currency notes stay in a cause of concern and in the year 2011, the BSF detained fake currency notes of the face value of Rs 1.75 lakh. As many as 18 persons have been arrested in connection with fake currency rackets.