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BSF alerted for gang 'movement' across Punjab, Raj border

delhi Updated: Dec 25, 2008 23:23 IST

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The Border Security Force was on Thursday alerted to increase vigil in view of "movement" of drug smuggling gangs across the Punjab and Rajasthan frontier inside Pakistan.

"There is news of some movement of gangs across the Punjab and Rajasthan border. Though Intelligence Bureau (IB) headquarters and the Home Ministry had communicated this to Inspector General (BSF), Jodhpur, we also faxed to him as we had the information," Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) K S Bains said.

He said the police and BSF officials were alerted about possibility of criminal and militant gang movement across the border.

Confirming some activity inside Pakistan along the border, BSF chief M L Kumawat that his force was vigilant and prepared to deal with any eventuality.

"All along this border that the BSF guards, we will deal with the situation any time be there any problem from the other side," Kumawat said.

He denied that the government or the BSF had asked the people in the border districts of Rajasthan to evacuate their villages.

"No such direction has been given either by the state or the Central government or by the BSF to the people of border areas," he said.

Rajasthan Police's two border ranges in Jodhpur and Bikaner were also put on alert.

"We faxed (the information) to IGs in Jodhpur and Bikaner and advised them to remain alert," Bains said.