Mamata Banerjee calls for halt to infiltration, asks districts to monitor 'sensitive' border situation

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the state's districts bordering Bangladesh as 'sensitive' and asked the district administrations concerned to monitor the border situation to stop infiltration.

PTI February 27, 2018 21:20:55 IST
Mamata Banerjee calls for halt to infiltration, asks districts to monitor 'sensitive' border situation

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the state's districts bordering Bangladesh as "sensitive" and asked the district administrations concerned to monitor the border situation to stop infiltration.

Mamata Banerjee calls for halt to infiltration asks districts to monitor sensitive border situation

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

Speaking at the districts' administrative meeting in Barasat—the district headquarters of North 24 Parganas district—she also expressed concern over the issue of cross-border smuggling, including cow smuggling, and said the administration has to be strict to check such incidents.

"North 24 Parganas is a sensitive district. A large part of it shares the border with Bangladesh. Keep an eye on areas like Basirhat and Bongaon, which are near the border, so that no one can illegally enter and trigger a problem," Banerjee said.

She asked the local police to work in sync with the sub-divisional officers to effectively handle any unpleasant situation.

"Cows are brought in from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and are smuggled through the bordering districts to Bangladesh. This has to be stopped," she said.

Banerjee also announced the formation of two new police districts in Barasat and Basrihat under North 24 Parganas district for better management of the law and order situation.

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