Movement of insurgents on Indo-Bangladesh border is a serious matter and without an effective fencing it is difficult to check it, newly-appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police, S B Kakati said on Tuesday.
"There is lot of cross border movement. We have been insisting on this (movement of insurgents) since long. It is a tough job to check the infiltration unless you have an effective fencing, Kakati told reporters after assuming charge.
His comments come a day after BSF Special DG (East) R K Medhekar claimed "there was no increase in movement of insurgents and there was nothing particularly serious along the Bangla border in the eastern sector".
The border fencing erected earlier had become useless. Now, it is being redesigned and once it is in proper shape, the problem should decrease, the state DGP said.
Asked how serious was the cross border movement, Kakati said, "From my experience, I must say it is a serious business".
The Garo Hills in Meghalaya and Assam border is quite porous, particularly those areas in Mahendraganj, Dalu and Mankachar. Assam Police has also been bringing the problem to the notice of the BSF, Kakati, who had served as IG in BSFs North Bengal Frontier besides the ADG (law and order) in Assam Police, said.