Open Border Causes Anti-Social Activities in Assam

Karimganj, Jan 27 : Indo-Bangla border in Assam's Karimganj district has turned it into a den of anti-socials forcing the villagers to flee the area.

Confirming that the situation was "serious", Additional Superintendent of Police, Karimganj, K M Gupta said due to virtual absence of security forces, the area had become a spot for anti-social activities.

"With three murders in the last three months, the area is mostly occupied by Bangladeshi infiltrators who take the advantage of the porous border and sneak into the country for anti-social activities and quietly return," police said.

Although BSF jawans were manning the boder in the Karimganj sector, there was neither any border outpost nor any watchpost as second line of control, they said.

Out of panic families of at least six villagers of Dholgram had fled to nearby areas, police said.

However, the district administration and police have underlined measures to strengthen security in the area.