Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at a Sector Commander level courtesy meetingagreed to strengthen joint patrols for curbing all sorts of cross-border crimes.
BGB sources said the meeting was held at Hili Check Post (CP) border outpost of BGB inside Bangladesh territory in Hili frontier town under Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur district.Dinajpur Sector Commander of BGB Colonel Zahirul Haque Khan led the 16-member BGB delegation while Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Raiganj BSF Sector TPS Sidu led the 16-member BSF delegation in the event.
In the meeting, both sides discussed issues like not to open gunfire and killing of innocent Bangladeshis, prevention of cross-border crimes, illegal intrusion and trespassing, smuggling of drugs, women and children trafficking and other issues.
“The meeting was held successfully in a friendly, cooperative and cordial atmosphere between the two neighbouring border guards,” Colonel Khan told local reporters after attending the meeting.
Earlier, Colonel Khan welcomed his counterpart DIG of Raiganj BSF Sector Sidu with wreaths on arrival of the BSF delegation on the zero line adjacent to the Hili CP border outpost of BGB.