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CV Ananda Bose keen to fix BSF problems

Guv met senior BSF officers in Fulbari, immigration check post at India-Bangladesh border on southern outskirts of Siliguri

Our Bureau Siliguri/Jalpaiguri Published 03.02.23, 05:13 AM
Governor CV Ananda Bose being welcomed by BSF officers in Fulbari on Thursday

Governor CV Ananda Bose being welcomed by BSF officers in Fulbari on Thursday Passang Yolmo

Governor C.V. Ananda Bose on Thursday said he would take initiatives to resolve problems faced by the BSF on the India-Bangladesh border in Bengal.

In his first visit to north Bengal after assuming the governor’s office, Bose met senior BSF officers in Fulbari, an immigration check post at the India-Bangladesh border on the southern outskirts of Siliguri.

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Accorded a guard of honour by the BSF, Bose visited the check post and a border outpost. He also spoke with Ajai Singh, the inspector-general of NB frontier of the BSF, and other officers.

Bose told the media his visit was a “learning exercise”. “I wanted to know the situation... and the problems. We will try to solve problems in consultation with stakeholders.”

On the BSF, the governor said: “They are doing the nation proud.”

The governor’s take on problem-solving comes in the backdrop of the Mamata Banerjee government’s criticism of BSF “highhandedness”.

In Bengal, BSF guards around 2,216km of the India-Bangladesh border spread across 10 districts.

Bose also reached Jalpaiguri, where he was a probationary officer at the SBI in 1977, and met former colleague Ashok Kumar Roy Choudhury.

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