SPs of Bihar border districts alerted about infiltration

Bettiah, April 10 (IANS) Amid the countrywide lockdown, reports of infiltration through the Nepal border in Bihar have been received. Bettiahs District Magistrate Kundan Kumar said this in a letter he wrote to the Superintendent of Police and other officers of the border districts of Narkatiaganj and Bettiah.

Kumar said in the letter that the 47 Corps Battalion of the Border Security Force has informed him that 40 to 50 suspects have entered India from Nepal to spread the coronavirus in India. In a letter dated April 3, the Border Security Force informed the DM that a man named Jaleem Mukhiya is overseeing the entire operation. He is from Jagarnath Pur in Parsa district, 10 km inside Nepal and is planning to spread the epidemic in India.
The letter said that the person has been involved in the illegal arms trade and smuggling along the Nepal-India border earlier. Therefore, vigilance should be increased in all the border districts.
When asked about this, Bettiah MP and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal said: “The information has been received in this case.”
According to Jaiswal, a person named Jallim Mukhiya has been involved in extortion and illegal trade of arms for the last 20 years. Taking advantage of the lockdown, these people are spreading their hateful agenda in India, he added.
Meanwhile, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said that “there is no need to create a furore over that letter as it was not verified. The intelligence wing of the SSB wrote the letter to DM and SP of Bettiah. 50 people are about to enter through the route, who may be corona patients. But after that there is no development in it. At the same time, the SSB said that the border has been completely sealed and there is no evidence that those people have entered India.”
–IANS
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