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BSF sounds alert in Tripura to check influx of Rohingyas

BSF has sounded an alert along the 856-km-long Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura to check the influx of Rohingyas into the country.

Reported by: PTI, Agartala [ Published on: October 18, 2017 16:57 IST ]
Rohingyas near a refugee camps in Bangladesh on TuesdayPhoto:AP

The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded an alert along the 856-km-long Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura to check the influx of Rohingyas into the country. 

"The threat of Rohingya intrusion cannot be ruled out as in the past similar cross-border movement of the same group was observed. Many Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh. 

So, we have alerted our people guarding the border in Tripura to prevent any such intrusion," BSF IG (Tripura Frontier), S R Ojha told reporters last evening. 

After the recent conflict in Rakhine province of Myanmar, not a single Rohingya has entered Tripura, the IG said. 

He informed the media that Tripura Frontier of BSF would organise a run on October 22 in memory of the BSF jawans who laid down their lives while guarding the border. 

"Anybody can participate in the run named 'BSF half Marathon'. Eminent persons and sports personalities of Tripura will participate in the event," Ojha said. 

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