Police have information on Bangladeshis 'infiltration:' top cop

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Mangalore, Aug 27 (UNI) A top police official today revealed police have received information that some Bangladeshis had entered the coastal city.

Talking to reporters after an official meeting here, Additional Director General of Police A R Infant said police had information about Bangladeshi ''infiltration''.

Stating that such illegal entries were common, he said police were on the lookout for such illegal stayers and would apprehend them soon.

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

Five more Marine Police Stations would come up along the coast.

Three of them were ready to function, while the remaining would be start functioning within two months.

The new stations would require a total of 329 staff, including 35 civil and 15 technical staff, besides 15 vessels for surveillance and other security purpose.

As Goa was the only state supplying such vessels to all other states, there was a 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 planning to make arrangements with the Coast Guard (CG) to avail the services of CG vessels to start patrolling along the Karnataka coast.

Regarding the technical manpower, he said the department was proposing to take the assistance from the Navy.

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