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Bangladesh admits intrusion of two Pak militants into India
September 22, 2006 20:19 IST
The Bangladesh Rifles has for the first time admitted that two Pakistani terrorists infiltrated into West Bengal and said it would look into anti-India terrorist camps operating in the neighbouring country, a top Border Security Force official said on Friday.
"For the first time there was no denial by the BDR about the entry of two Pakistani terrorists into India from Bangladesh recently and the presence of anti-India training camps on their soil," BSF Inspector General (South Bengal Frontier) Somesh Goyal said in Kolkata.
Goyal said the BDR has been asked how the two Pakistani terrorists, having links with the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed, entered the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal from Bangladesh on the eve of Independence Day.
The BDR, which has always rejected complaints by the BSF about camps run by Indian extremists in Bangladesh, has assured that it would look into this matter, he said.
The BSF also sought details about Pakistani terrorists operating from Bangladesh and if any measures have been taken by the BDR to tackle them, he said.
Goyal was speaking after a three-day Border Coordination Meeting between the two forces that ended in Kolkata on Thursday.
The meeting reviewed militancy, infiltration, human trafficking and smuggling of narcotics and arms. Besides, the BSF handed over to the BDR a list of criminals who had taken shelter in Bangladesh, he said.