Infiltration falling, says Dhaka

Border Guards chief says only 100 people were intercepted so far this year
The chief of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) said here on Friday that there was no large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh to India and in the past six months, only 100 infiltrators were intercepted along the border. On a visit here for biannual talks with the Border Security Force (BSF), Major-General Shafeenul Islam, Director-General of the BGB, denied the presence of any Indian insurgent groups (IIGs) in Bangladesh. “There is no IIG hideout in Bangladesh and the country does not allow its soil to be used by any entities or elements hostile to any country,” he told BSF chief K.K. Sharma during the biannual talks.
“There is no large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh. As you know the development curve in Bangladesh … we are having a GDP of 7.1 and the people enjoy a very good life now in Bangladesh. So, there is hardly any migration in an organised way or large-scale manner,” he said at a joint press conference with the BSF.
Both the chiefs said cattle smuggling had gone down.
Major-General Shafeenul Islam said the number of killings of Bangladeshi people at the hands of the BSF along the 4,096-km shared border had come down as a number of them were involved in cattle smuggling.
“Bangladesh has more concern about border killings and this is mostly happening with those who were associated with cattle smuggling. Having understood that, both the forces have worked together on this front…we were able to take down [the figure of border killing] to only one…We have agreed to take it down to zero level,” he said.
Mr. Sharma expressed concern about the smuggling of fake notes.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/infiltration-falling-says-dhaka/article24897835.ece

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