BSF red faced over Bangla MP’s easy entry

SHILLONG: The Border Security Force (BSF) guarding 440 kilometers of Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya is red faced as to how the top opposition politician from Bangladesh, Salahuddin Ahmed, a former Minister managed to sneak in to India.
Speaking to The Shillong Times, BSF PRO SK Singh asserted that BSF does not know how he must have crossed over to India saying BSF manages a long and porous border with Bangladesh.
The BSF official has also ruled out any inquiry into the incident.
The top opposition politician from Bangladesh who was reported missing since March 10 last surfaced in Pynthorumkhrah locality on Tuesday early morning and Meghalaya police arrested him immediately for entering India without valid documents.
The particular incident has once again raised speculations that there may be gaps along the border which may have been used by Salahuddin Ahmed to cross over to Meghalaya from Bangladesh.
It may be mentioned that border fencing has been completed in the jurisdiction of eight out of nine BSF Companies deployed in the border in Meghalaya.
“Border fencing work is going on in Dawki and Western side and around 55-60 km of border is yet to be fenced,” Singh said.

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