- The BJP-led NDA government on Thursday ordered the complete sealing of Assam’s border with Bangladesh by June 2017 to check illegal immigration from the neighbouring country.
- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued the order at a high-level meeting, fulfilling the electoral pledge of BJP within a week of assuming power in Assam.
- The Home Minister also directed that full use of technological solutions be made to secure sensitive areas along the border of which 284 km falls in Assam. A number of battalions of Border Security Force will be deployed to the area and there are plans to construct a 224 km fence.
(With PTI inputs)