Bangladesh flushing out northeast militants from its soil after getting BSF inputs

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Shillong, June 12: Authorities in Bangladesh have started cracking the whip on northeast militants hiding in the country, following inputs provided by the Border Security Force.

A senior BSF official said here on Friday: “We have been informed of operations taking place in Bangladesh to flush out militants from their makeshift camps which the BSF had from time to time shared with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).”

The BSF came to know about this during a Border Coordination meeting with BGB which concluded here on Thursday.

During the conference, the BSF handed over BGB a list of 39 camps of various outfits in different parts of Bangladesh and sought their cooperation in raiding the camps and arrest the militants, the official said.

The BSF also raised the issue of violation of border by Bangladesh nationals and committing crimes like theft, dacoity, kidnapping and poaching.

The official said that the BGB has talked about killing of Bangladeshis at the border by the border residents besides requesting logistic support and use of Indian roads to maintain and construct border outposts at hilly and remote areas in Bangladesh.

The BSF delegation was led by BSF Meghalaya Frontier, Inspector General Sudesh Kumar, while the Bangladesh delegation was led by additional director-general (region commander Northeast region) Md Latiful Haider.

(With PTI Inputs)

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