Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has asked the police of districts sharing the border with neighbouring countries to monitor the activities of BSF. Mamata's move comes in the wake of firing by security forces in Nagaland. Last Tuesday, Mamata Banerjee ordered the police not to violate its jurisdiction by BSF saying law and order is a state subject. Mamata Banerjee has said, "I know, it is a problem that BSF jawans enter villages and there are complaints of harassment. They go to many such areas without informing the police, so they are out of their jurisdiction.
Where it has been learned that CM Mamta held a review meeting of Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur districts in Karnajora on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Mamta has said that everyone has seen what happened in Nagaland. Between the assembly elections in Sitlakuchi, Bengal and now in Coochbehar, where 3 people have been killed in firing. I will ask the Block Development Officer and Inspector Incharge to be on alert. Mamata Banerjee was also talking about the death of 14 civilians killed in firing in Mon district of Nagaland on December 4-5. Mamata Banerjee is also opposing the Centre's decision to expand the scope of BSF, terming it as interference in the state sector.
In fact, the central government has recently changed the BSF Act. Now BSF can search and arrest in areas within the border in Punjab, Assam and West Bengal. Earlier it was 15 km. While continuing, Mamata further said that we have no problem in the border areas. We have cordial relations with neighbouring countries. So there is no need to create confusion. Law and order is a state subject. In fact, Bengal borders Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. On the other hand, BJP has been constantly targeting Mamata Banerjee for questioning the rule framed on BSF.