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150 intruders nabbed by BSF in last 2 months

The BSF has apprehended over 150 intruders, including those allegedly linked with Muslim fundamentalists, in the last two months from the international border along Meghalaya and Assam.

india Updated: May 01, 2009 01:12 IST

The BSF has apprehended over 150 intruders, including those allegedly linked with Muslim fundamentalists, in the last two months from the international border along Meghalaya and Assam.

At least 158 intruders, mostly criminal, were caught by the BSF jawans from the international border along Meghalaya and Assam.

This indicates a rise in movement of anti-national elements after the BDR mutiny, BSF DIG Ravi Gandhi said on Thursday.

Last night, BSF officials apprehended 21 Indian smugglers, in one of the biggest catches in recent times, from the Dhubri area in Assam.

BSF sources pointed out that subsequent to the BDR mutiny, security on the other side of the border appeared to have been laid back as the Bangladeshi forces were focusing on nabbing war criminals.

"We are using technology extensively. Use of night vision devices and other surveillance equipments has acted as a force multiplier," Gandhi said.