In a retaliatory attack, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday slammed the Meghalaya Government for “not sharing information” on movement of insurgents and also blamed it for poor progress of the Indo-Bangla border fencing.
Referring to the killing of a coal exporter by tribal insurgents near Dawki along the international border last month, the BSF said, “The threats given to the exporter, Raja Khongsit, was not taken seriously by the Meghalaya Police and no specific information was shared with the BSF regarding cross-border movement of militants.”
“Even after being aware of the threats to Khongsit by Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) militants, the state police did not take any precautionary measures and failed to protect his life. Till today, no information was shared with BSF so that it could act accordingly,” the BSF’s Assam and Meghalaya Frontier said in a statement, a day after Meghalaya police accused it of failing to prevent illegal cross-border movement.
A Meghalaya police spokesman had accused the border guards of “inefficiency” in preventing movement of insurgents to and fro the international border.
The BSF also said border fencing in Meghalaya had not progressed as expected because the state police has not been able to quell the threats being given to the contractors and workers of National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) by local goons and anti-social elements.