The Border Security Force (BSF) today said it has taken up the matter of cattle smuggling with its counterparts in Bangladesh during the bi-annual meeting of the two forces here. "During the conference, the BSF mainly focused on the issues of smuggling of cattle, the activities of Indian insurgents in Bangladesh, smuggling of gold and fake currency besides other trans-border crimes," a BSF spokesperson said here. The construction of single row fencing and developmental works at the border besides discussing on issues relating to maintain peace and tranquility along the border was also discussed, he said. On the other hand, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) emphasised on the issues of firing, apprehension of unarmed Bangladesh nationals and illegal trespassing by Indian nationals into Bangladesh territory, the BSF official said. The Bangladesh delegation was led by Additional Director General of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) M Zahid while BSF was represented by Tripura Frontier Inspector General U C Sarangi and IGs of Meghalaya and Mizoram and Cachar Frontier. Both the border guarding forces agreed on finding out ways and means to keep the international border crime free and stressed upon the need of uplifting the border population residing on either side of the border, the BSF spokesperson said. He said both the forces also agreed to render co-operation in sharing real time intelligence regarding presence and trans-border movement of the Indian insurgents.
The last conference was held at Sylhet in November last year.
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