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BSF, BGB inspect 21 patches along Indo-Bangla border

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

BSF sources said although 80 percent of the 856 km-long border with Bangladesh in Tripura had been fenced to check infiltration and smuggling, there were 61 patches in the state where fencing could not be erected due to resistance of locals on the plea that it would cause damage to properties like houses, temples and water bodies.

A double-row barbed wire fencing was constructed 150 yards away from the zero-line of the border to adhere to the Indira-Mujib pact of 1975.

BBG officials said that India

First Published: Tue, September 18 2012. 16:27 IST
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