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1018 Infiltration Cases Reported in 2014: Government

Published: 24th February 2015 01:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2015 01:05 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Government on Tuesday admitted that infiltration along the international borders does take place but ruled out any definite pattern in it.

"Cases of infiltration along the international borders of the country have been reported. However, no definite pattern emerges from the figures of infiltration pertaining to last three years," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

The Minister said in 2012, there were 707 incidents of infiltration along the Indo-Bangladesh border and 332 cases of infiltration along Indo-Pakistan border.

In 2013, a many as 1161 cases of infiltration have been reported along Indo-Bangladesh border and 345 similar cases along India-Pakistan border.

Rijiju said 1018 incidents of infiltration were reported along the Indo-Bangla border in 2014 while 268 such cases have reported in last year along Indo-Pakistan border.

In the first month of this year, 86 cases of infiltration were reported along Indo-Bangla border and four such cases along Indo-Pakistan border.

The Minister said fencing and flood-lighting has been sanctioned by the central government along the Indo-Bangla and Indo-Pak borders.

Rijiju said a number of steps are being taken to check infiltration along the borders that include effective domination of the borders by the border guarding forces

through carrying out round-the-clock surveillance by patrolling 'nakas' and deploying of observation posts all along the international borders of the country.

"The riverine segments of international borders of the country are being patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts, speed boats, floating border outposts of border guarding forces," he said.

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