BSF jawans as well as state police are working in coordination to protect the border. Chief Minister of Tripura Professor Dr. Manik Saha gave this information while replying to a public interest notice brought by MLA Ranjit Devabarma in the recent concluded budget session of the Legislative Assembly.
In this context, the Chief Minister also said that the length of the border between Tripura state and neighboring Bangladesh is about 856 km.
Hence the problem of illegal entry into the state as a result of this long international border.
According to the decision of the central government, the work of barbed wire fencing is going on in the international border of the state i.e. India-Bangladesh border area.
For various reasons, the work of barbed wire fencing has not yet been completed in the 50 km area of the international border of the state.
There are rivers, valleys, canals etc. within this 50 km boundary. Along with that, the work of barbed wire fence cannot be completed due to the objection of Bangladesh Border Guard in some places.
Illegal infiltrators are taking advantage of these barbed wire zones and barbed wire to enter the state.
The Chief Minister said that a total of 18 battalions of BSF (Border Security Force) have been deployed in the international border areas of the state to prevent illegal infiltration into the state. The state police is also working in active coordination with the BSF jawans to prevent various illegal activities in the border areas of the state. The state police is working with the BSF to prevent illegal Bangladeshi infiltration through joint patrolling, information sharing and joint duty in the border areas of the state.
With a statistic, the Chief Minister said that several cases have been registered under the Indian Passport Act from January 1, 2021 to July 10, 2023. Illegal Bangladeshis and many Rohingyas have been arrested. In these statistics of almost three years, there have been a total of 35 cases. The PR number of the case is 120. A total of 235 accused have been arrested.