Got more power here, there resentment grew

इधर और शक्ति मिली, उधर नाराजगी बढ़ी

The ruling party Trinamool Congress has strongly objected to giving the Border Security Force (BSF) the power to conduct searches, seizures and arrests in a vast area of ​​50 km from the International Border in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam instead of the current 15. The Congress has also opposed the decision, while the state BJP has welcomed it.

New amendment in BSF Act
Kolkata. The ruling party Trinamool Congress has strongly objected to giving the Border Security Force (BSF) the power to conduct searches, seizures and arrests in a vast area of ​​50 km from the International Border in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam instead of the current 15. The Congress has also opposed the decision, while the state BJP has welcomed it.
Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the BSF can launch a search operation if it wants. She always does it in collaboration with the police. It has been going on for years, but now federalism has been attacked by expanding its scope. State Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said that the Home Ministry should withdraw this decision or else be ready to face the consequences. On the other hand, Leader of Opposition Shubhendu Adhikari welcomed this and said that it will help in curbing drug smuggling and cow smuggling on the border.

this decision
The Central Government has amended the Border Security Force (BSF) Act to give it the power to search, seize and arrest in a large area of ​​50 km from the present 15 km of the International Border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam. The Union Home Ministry issued a notification in this regard on October 11. The new amendment to the BSF Act will empower the force to apprehend any person who has committed an offense under these laws.

This statement of BSF
In a statement, the BSF said that this will enhance the operational capability of the force to check cross-border crimes up to a radius of 50 km. A senior official said that the notification has been issued to the Border Security Force for prevention of any cognizable offense punishable under Passport Act, Foreigners Registration Act, Central Excise Act, Foreigners Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act, Customs Act or any other Central Act. shall confer power on search, seizure and arrest.







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