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BSF only force that allows smartphone use: DG

IANS  |  Shillong 

The (BSF) is the only security force in that allows its troopers to use their to keep in touch with their families, a top said here.

"We are the only force in the country that allow I know the Army, Navy and the do not allow," BSF told the media on Friday.

"I took a conscious decision of allowing so that they (troopers) can remain in touch with their families and friends. They can use internet and to gain knowledge."

However, the BSF have been counseling its troopers over usage as it is a very "risky medium", Sharma added.

"People try to spread misinformation through We tell the troopers to verify every information they receive on their smartphones and to never forward a message which is negative in nature.

"Disciplinary actions will be taken against those who are found doing so."

The troopers are not allowed to use the smartphones while on duty.

"The troopers are required to deposit their smartphones before going on duty at the borders," he added.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:04 IST
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