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BSF put on high alert along Indo-Bangla border

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, July 23: Mizoram, sharing its border with Bangladesh, has been put on ''high alert'' to check illegal infiltration following the Mumbai serial blasts and subsequent detainment of 11 suspected Simi students in Tripura.

Security forces, especially the Border Security Force BSF, were on ''extra alert'' and conducting pre-operational exercise along the Indo-Bangla border.

Likewise, the Mizoram police were also on ''high alert'' and had instructed all the police stations to be more vigilant, especially in the border areas of the state.

BSF spokesperson and Deputy Commandant Altaf Hussain told UNI today that '' following the instruction by our observation sources, we have issued an order to our personnel to be extra vigilant, especially along the Indo-Bangla border. '' The extra precautionary measures had been put in place after fear that those involved in the serial Mumbai bomb blasts might escape to Bangladesh using the Mizoram corridor, he said, adding extra border outposts would be set up to ensure that no infiltration take place.

Mr Altaf said there was a likelihood of people crossing over to Bangladesh after the Mumbai bomb blast, especially along Demagiri and Marpar areas in the state.

More than hundred people along the 318-km border area had been questioned during the past one week, he informed.

Meanwhile, the state government had also instructed police to be on high alert in case of any eventuality.


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