January 30, 2023

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156 caves on the Indo-Bangla border in WB; CCTV to cover 127 km by March next year: BSF

For the 127km stretch, the Home Office has approved ₹23 crores for a low-cost surveillance project to install CCTVs

Kolkata: Border Patrol (BSF) has detected 156 “vulnerable areas” of cross-border crime along a 127km stretch of the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.

The BSF is installing CCTVs in these locations spread across three sectors of its South Bengal border as part of a union Home Office surveillance project costing ₹23 crores and expected to be completed over the next four months.

BSF (South Bengal Frontier) Inspector General Atul Fulzele shared the results and details of the project in the city on the occasion of the 58th BSF Resurrection Day.

He said: “We have a 913km international border, of which about 363km is riverside while about 405km has been fenced. So we identified the rest and conducted a full investigation. We later identified 156 vulnerable spots over 127 km.”

He said: “For the 127km stretch, the Home Office has approved £23million for a low-cost surveillance project to install CCTVs. This project is running in three of our sectors – Krishnanagar, Berhamppre and Malda. Work is in progress at loggerheads. The project is expected to be completed by March 31, 2023.”

Mr Fulzele added: “Once the CCTVs are installed we will be able to track the movements of the anti-social elements from the control room and dispatch rapid response teams to thwart their plans. This technology solution will strengthen our border management.”

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