BSF DIG Parveen Bakshi has expressed hope to complete 90 percent of the border fencing by the end of 2022.
Stating that 75 percent of the border is already fenced, the BSF DIG however said that fencing could not be taken up in around 53 kilometers as land acquisition process is still on.
“Hopefully by the end of 2022, we will be able to complete around 90 percent of the fence (but this is) subject to the availability of land,” he asserted.
Bakshi said that fencing work has not been stopped in any stretch.
“Wherever land is avaialble the work has been alloted and is going on,” he said.
When asked, Bakshi said toncurrence is awaiting from the Bangladesh government for taking up fencing in over 38 villages, which are located within 150 yards.
“These cases are pending with the Bangladesh government and we are waiting for the concurrence,” he said.
When asked, Bakshi said, “Once the concurrence is received then the fence will be realigned and will be erected as per the concurrence.”
On the recent recovery of arms and ammunition in South West Khasi Hills, the DIG said that one revolver marked as USA with two magazines and live ammunition were recovered during a joint operation carried between the BSF and the state police while acting on a tip off.
“However, it cannot be said it belongs to whom but they must have either left this job or they might have hide it for later use…,” he added.