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BSF tightens vigil along Indo-Bangla border

BSF is fully prepared to deal with the situation if militants sheltering in Bangladesh tried to enter the country and has intensified its operations along the Indo-Bangla border in the Northeast, a BSF officer said.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2009 03:00 IST

BSF is fully prepared to deal with the situation if militants sheltering in Bangladesh tried to enter the country and has intensified its operations along the Indo-Bangla border in the Northeast, a BSF officer said on Friday.

"There is pressure on them (Indian militants) in Bangladesh) and that pressure may bring them to India. At the same time we are aware of probabilities of them going to other countries," a BSF official said.

BSF has deployed additional companies and intensified patrolling and surveillance along the sensitive international border in Assam and Meghalaya and arrested a People's Liberation Army ultra last night, the sources said.

The ultra, who was identified as a person hailing from Imphal, was arrested while trying to sneak in at Dawki from neighbouring Sylhet in Bangladesh and a mobile phone was seized from him.

He is the fourth militant to be arrested by BSF from the border in the last seven days.

Earlier, the BSF had said the Indian militants based at Bangladesh were 'under pressure' and were intending to leave the neighbouring country and set up base in other countries after the change of regime there.