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Around 300 metres of the India-Bangladesh border in Karimganj’s Lathitilla area was kept open for the movement of wild elephants.
The authorities in the southern Assam district of Karimganj in Barak Valley are taking a slew of measures to thwart the ‘infiltration’ of Bangladeshi jumbos.
The CM said the move was a part of the state's initiative to curb cross-border infiltration and smuggling.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday claimed the Centre, in coordination with the state government, has been able to stop the influx of the immigrants and cross-border crimes.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said a Border Protection Grid (BPG) along the India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh Border had already been set up.
The accused Jhung Ho, in his mid-30s, has been detained with a valid North Korean passport but without any valid visa to enter India.
Three JMB operatives blew themselves up during the raid by Bangladesh’s elite counter-insurgency unit Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at the islet in Chapai Nawabganj district.
As per an agreement between India and Myanmar, the locals on either side can move up to 16 km within each other’s territory without documents and stay there for a while.
The quake hit Tripura and Bangladesh at 10.20 a.m., according to a meteorological department official said.