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Security stepped up along Indo-Nepal border

india Updated: Feb 06, 2009 03:31 IST

In an effort to strengthen security along the porous Indo-Nepal border, the Sashastra Seema Bal has installed close circuit cameras and deployed six dog squads along the route to check infiltration and smuggling.

The cameras have been installed at SSB posts besides on the main roads, senior SSB officer Lalit Kumar told PTI Maharajganj.

Six dog squads trained in detecting narcotics and arms have also been deployed to check smuggling.

Noting that the open porous border of Nepal is a great challenge for the security forces, he said fake currency with a face value of more than Rs 2.80 crore was seized last year and 194 people arrested for smuggling which includes 127 Indians and 67 Nepalese.

In order to check smuggling by women, a contingent of women SSB personnel will be soon deployed.

"We face maximum problems from women smugglers," he said, adding that recently an alleged female smuggler identified as Noorjahan was arrested by the SSB.

However, her arrest led to protests by locals, he added.