West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee expressed concern about the increase of BSF’s jurisdiction

News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern about the increase of BSF’s jurisdiction from 15km to 50 Km and said that the BSF officials often enter the villages without informing state police in the bordering districts like Dinajpur, Malda and Murshidabad.

“Sometimes the BSF enters the villages and there are certain allegations of torture against them also. There should be interaction between the Director General (DG) of BSF with the state DGs, which will help resolve the issues. The jurisdiction of BSF has been increased from 15 to 50 kms. So, state police and police station in-charges should keep vigil” Banerjee said.

Banerjee was holding an administrative meeting in North Dinajpur. Both North and South Dinajpur are bordering districts which share an international border with Bangladesh.

With an eye towards North Bengal, where BJP had performed well in the last assembly polls, West Bengal Mamata Banerjee convenes marathon administrative meetings in North and South Dinajpur, Malda and Murshidabad for the next four days.

WB CM Mamata Banerjee along with Chief Secretary H K Dwivedi, started her North Bengal tour from North Dinajpur today and takes a stock of the developmental works in the districts, starting from Duare Sarkar, Kanyashree, 100 days work to Lakshmir Bhandar and Student’s Credit Card schemes.

Announcing an array of development schemes and laying foundation stones for several projects, Banerjee said, “We have planned to set up a 250-bed hospital in the North Dinajpur district. The process of setting up the hospital is underway”.

She also discussed a project on Atreyi river bordering Bangladesh, which will hep the pisciculture in the region and help the fishermen community. Development of bridges and dams and several other projects were discussed in the administrative meeting, which was conducted together with District Magistrates, Block Development Officers, police officers, MLAs and even Panchayat.

Mamata Banerjee also urged the Trinamool MLAs to work directly with people to help reach the schemes to people seamlessly.