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  • Over Rs.1000 crore smuggled per month from Assam to Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh agree to curb animal trafficking

    Published on November 29, 2021

    by Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati: The border between India and Bangladesh is more than 4,000 kilometres long. Which extends to about 250 kilometres in Assam alone. About 10 lakh cattle are said to be smuggled from this border every year. An official report of the BORDER Security Forces itself today said that on an average, animal trafficking of Rs 1000 crore takes place illegally every month in Assam alone. Every year, thousands of crores of rupees are smuggled into cow. They send it across from this cross.

    Bsf expects smuggling to stop. In a press statement, border security forces today said that the Border Security Forces of India and Bangladesh have decided to curb cross-border crime and enhance cooperation in better management of the international border. The bsf inspector general and border guard bangladesh regional commander’s four-day conference was held in a statement issued by the BSF. According to BSF, the two BORDER Security Forces have decided to strengthen the information sharing process in all areas to curb cross border crimes by ensuring effective border management system. Both sides appreciated each other’s efforts which have reduced inter-border crimes. Both sides agreed to build development projects in their respective areas.

    They agreed that the steps to restore trust had improved understanding between the two forces. The meeting between bsf IG and Regional Commander of BGB comes days after two Bangladeshis died on bangladesh border in Behar, West Bengal. Both the Bangladeshis were killed while bsf stopped smuggling of cattle. The 10-member BSF delegation was led by South Bengal Frontier Inspector General Anurag Garg. The two sides discussed with various issues the adoption of less lethal methods during border management. A 10-member delegation from Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) reached the Meghalaya Frontier headquarters in Ampaling on Saturday to attend a three-day border coordination conference with BSF.

    The two sides will hold discussions to improve border management here and sign a joint record of discussions on the last day of the conference on Monday. The BGB team is led by Additional Director General of Bangladeshi Army Tanveer Ghani Chaudhary. On the other hand, Bsf Inspector General of Tripura Frontier Sushant Kumar Nath is leading the BSF team. The Indian contingent consists of 11 other commanders of Meghalaya, Guwahati, Silchar and Tripura BSF, representatives of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and NCB.

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