Mangalore has presence of Bangladeshis

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Mangalore, Aug 27 (UNI) A top police official today said there was information that some Bangladeshis had entered into the coastal city.

Speaking to reporters after a official meeting here, Additional DGP A R Infant said, police had information about the infiltration of some Bangladeshis and such illegal entries were 'common'. Police was on the lookout for such illegal stayers and would apprehend them, he said.

He said that during the meeting, he had discussed with the top police officials about strengthening the Anti Naxal Force (ANF) to curtail the naxal activities in Daxina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts.

He said five more marine police stations would come along the coast. While three of them were ready to start operation, two others would be completed in two months.

The new stations would require a total 329 man power including 35 civil and 15 technical manpower in each new station. They also require 15 vessels for surveillance and for other security purpose.

As Goa was the only state supplying such vessels to all other states, there was delay in supplying the required number of vessels to Karnataka. However, the department was expecting at least two vessels from Goa in two months time.

The department was also contemplating to have arrangements with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to take the services of their vessel to start coastal patrolling and other security activity along the Karnataka coast.

Regarding the technical manpower, the department was considering the proposal to take the assistance from the Naval force, he said.

He said security arrangements would be made to maintain law and order situation in the district in view of the coming festival season including Ganesh Chathurthi and Ramzan.

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