Indo-Bangla Border On High Alert Post Dhaka Attack


Kolkata: A high alert has been sounded on the Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal following the Friday night’s terror attack in Dhaka, with the Border Security Force intensifying its vigil to prevent suspects from crossing over to India.

The administration has asked the state police to be on high alert and take serious note of any suspicious movement in the border districts. “All police stations along the Indo-Bangla border have been alerted and all border districts have been told to keep a close eye on any suspicious movement,” a senior police official of the West Bengal Police said.

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Vehicles are being checked at various entry and exit points in the districts bordering Bangladesh, which has declared a two-day state mourning after the attack on a cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone resulting in the killing of 20 persons, all foreigners, who were taken hostage.

As it was a festival season with Eid and Ratha yatra to be celebrated, a strict vigil was being maintained on the border. But after the attack in Bangladesh, the BSF had further intensified the vigil and special operations were on, IG BSF Sandeep Salunke had told PTI yesterday. Salunke also said that the BSF was in touch with Border Guard Bangladesh and keeping a close eye on the situation.