High grade explosives seized along Bangladesh border
With the Id-ul-Fiter just around the corner, security forces along the international border between Assam and Meghalaya are keeping a tight watch.
In an incident, troops of Border Security Force(BSF) seized 30 packets of Neogel explosive, a class 2 explosive consisting of slurry and emulsifier from the Bholaganj area near the international boundary.
BSF troopers on observing some suspected movements chased a person carrying a backpack who managed to flee leaving the bag behind by taking the advantage of the darkness.
The explosives have been manufactured in SBL Energy Ltd, Yenvera in Maharashtra (India). Neogel explosive are mainly used in mining purposes in Meghalaya but after its pilferage can be potential threat to security forces if reaches in the hand of insurgent groups.
In another operation, the BSF troops acting on a tip off seized a total of 33 cattle from the border area. The cattle were being smuggled to Bangladesh, in view of increasing demand of cattle for the forthcoming festival Id-ul- Fiter, the demand of cattle has increased manifold in the Bangladesh which has led the BSF to launch a special drive against the smugglers.
Cross border criminal activities is still a festering wound for both the BGB and BSF, top officials of both the forces have always conducted flag meetings to discuss this issue putting it at the highest level.
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