Mamata banerjee calls for halt to infiltration via border districts

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Feb 27: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday described the state’s districts bordering Bangladesh as “sensitive” and asked the district administrations concerned to regulate the border situation in a bid to stop infiltration.

Addressing at the districts’ administrative meeting in West Bengal’s Barasat — the district headquarters of North 24 Parganas district — she also expressed concern over the issue of cross-border smuggling, including cow smuggling, and said the administration has to be strict to keep an eye on such incidents.

“North 24 Parganas is a sensitive district. A large part of it shares the border with Bangladesh. Keep an eye on areas like Basirhat and Bongaon, which are near the border, so that no one can illegally enter and trigger a problem,” Banerjee asserted.

She asked the local police to work in coordination with the sub-divisional officers to effectively handle any disgraceful situation.

“Cows are brought in from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and are smuggled through the bordering districts to Bangladesh. This has to be stopped,” she stated.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal Chief Minister also announced the formation of two new police districts in Barasat and Basrihat under North 24 Parganas district for better management of the law and order situation.

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