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Stop cow smuggling: Rajnath to BSF

Stop cow smuggling: Rajnath to BSF
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BSF personnel should check the smuggling of cattle, especially cows, from India-Bangladesh border and clamp it down at any cost, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

‘Cannot rule out further arrests in IS terror case’

New Delhi: BSF personnel should check the smuggling of cattle, especially cows, from India-Bangladesh border and clamp it down at any cost, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

"You (BSF) have to work on many frontiers. You have to strive to stop illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, deal with narcotics,fake currency notes being smuggled from this border.," the Home Minister said while delivering his speech during the 49th RPT 49th Raising Day celebrations of the force here.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh pats a BSF dog after it presented a bouquet to him during the 49th Raising Day function of the force in New Delhi on Monday
The 4,096km Indo-Bangla border is guarded by the Border Security Force, with BGB the counterpart on other side, and this frontier is notorious for smuggling of cattle, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes.

The Home Minister also lauded the country's largest border guarding force, which also guards the Indo-Pak border, for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan during the recent spate of ceasefire violations. "You showed a lot of patience during these ceasefire violations despite Pakistan provoking and doing repeated violations.

It is because of your hardwork that no one can cast its evil eye on India. You have a glint of patriotism on your faces today," he said.

The Home Minister also sounded words of caution for neighbouring countries when reporters, on the sidelines of the event, asked him about the emergence of terror groups like ISIS and similar activities on the eastern flank related to Burdwan blasts.

He said he cannot rule out further arrests in the IS terror case in which one Mumbai-based youth has been arrested recently by the NIA.

Talking about the security of public rallies of BJP President Amit Shah in West Bengal, he said that it was the "responsibility of the state government to see that no untoward incident happens" during such events.

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