Bangladesh flushing out NE militants from its soil: BSF

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Shillong, June 12: Following inputs provided by Border Security Force, authorities in Bangladesh have begun flushing out northeast militants hiding in that country, a senior BSF official said here today.

"We have been informed of operations taking place in Bangladesh to flush out militants from their makeshift camps which the BSF had from time to time shared with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)," a senior BSF official told PTI.

'Bangladesh flushing out NE militants'

The BSF came to know about this during a Border Coordination meeting with BGB which concluded here yesterday.

During the conference, the BSF handed over BGB a list of 39 camps of various outfits in different parts of Bangladesh and sought their cooperation in raiding the camps and arrest the militants, the official said.

The BSF also raised the issue of violation of border by Bangladesh nationals and committing crimes like theft, dacoity, kidnapping and poaching.

The BGB, on the other hand, talked about killing of Bangladeshis at the border by the border residents besides requesting logistic support and use of Indian roads to maintain and construct border outposts at hilly and remote areas in Bangladesh, the official said.

The BSF delegation was led by BSF Meghalaya Frontier, Inspector General Sudesh Kumar, while the Bangladesh delegation was led by additional director-general (region commander Northeast region) Md Latiful Haider.


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