BSF heightens vigil ahead of Independence Day

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2015 21:42 IST

Going the extra mile to ensure security after the terror attack at the Dinanagar police station on July 27 and with the Independence Day around the corner, the Border Security Force (BSF) has heightened vigil along the border.

Besides increasing the number of jawans deployed at the border, trained and fit officers presently employed with the administrative wing have also been tasked with duties at the border, Punjab Frontier inspector general Anil Paliwal said.

The IG was in town along with deputy inspector general MF Farooqui to take stock of the security arrangements and addressed a press conference on Thursday.

"The BSF had been on a high alert since the Dinanagar attack and security men are on their toes. Security around the retreat ceremony, conducted every evening, has also been heightened," the DIG added.

Work on for electronic surveillance

Since the Centre has chosen the Punjab border as a pilot project for electronic surveillance along the Pakistan Border, the IG said, "Work has started on the electronic surveillance project. At
some places, electronic gadgets and surveillance equipment have been placed and this would help ensure proper vigil."

As part of the project, gadgets like sensors, cameras and radars would also be installed.

Probe on into route taken by terrorists

When questioned on whether absolute clarity had emerged on the route the terrorists took before reaching Dinanagar, the BSF IG said, "It (the route taken by terrorists) is not clear till now and investigation is already going on. Things will be clear once the probe concludes."

Interestingly, the BSF DG had visited the Border Out Post of Pahari Pur in the Bamial sector after the Dinanagar attack, but the IG claimed it was not certain that the intrusion took place through this area.

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