Dhubri, Sept. 16: The BSF has stepped up vigil along the India-Bangladesh border in the district to crackdown on smuggling.
BSF DIG Ajay Singh today inspected a number of border outposts located on the river islands in the district.
BSF sources said there were altogether 17 border outposts along the 44km riverine border in Dhubri. Of these, 8 outposts are sensitive and vulnerable.
A source in the Dhubri civil administration said they were increasingly receiving reports of clashes between BSF troops and smugglers from various parts of the district. To prevent this, BSF officials are tightening security and stepping up vigilance along the border.
Dhubri superintendent of police Mridulanada Sarma said, “We are co-ordinating with BSF officials and trying to evolve a strategy to counter trans-border smuggling. We will have a formal meeting on this soon.”
A source in the BSF’s Panbari camp said troops had stepped up efforts and were carrying out night patrolling along the riverine border.
Of the 44km riverine border, only 9.5km have been fenced near Moslabari sar.
Dhubri district has been in focus because of largescale smuggling of goods, cattle and fake currency.