No jehadi elements in border madrassas: BSF IG

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Silchar, Dec 1 (UNI) BSF Cachar-Mizoram frontier Inspector General Himmat Singh has said there was information with the BSF about activities of jehadi or fundamentalist elements in the madrassas situated along the Indo-Bangladesh border in this part of the country.

Addressing mediapersons on the eve of 43rd raising day of BSF at Mashimpur yesterday, the headquarters of BSF Cachar-Mizoram sector, near here, Singh stated that they were yet to gather any information about alleged involvement of any madrassas with jehadi elements.

He said three more battalions of the BSF will be deployed in the Cachar-Mizoram frontier in addition to the present ten battalions.

The IG said while two of the proposed battalions will be deployed in Mizoram area, one will be in Cachar. '' This is the result of the government's initiative to strengthen vigilance along the international border areas to check infiltration, movement of militants and smuggling,he added.

He claimed that the initiative had started showing results and infiltration from Bangladesh in this part of the country has come down significantly over the past few months. Progress in erecting border fence is another important reason behind the improvement in situation, the commanding officer of the frontier said.

He said 105.71 km of fencing out of a total of 124 km border has so far been completed in Cachar-Karimganj sector of the international border.

UNI

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