Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, accompanied by senior officers of the Border Security Force (BSF), on Saturday visited a number of posts of the border guarding force in Dhubri district to assess the situation on the ground. This is his first visit after assuming office as Union Home Minister.
Shinde visited the Shishumara and Mohamayachar border areas by a BSF boat to take stock of the unabeted influx from across the border. He inspected the eastern flanks accompanied by senior officials of the Home Ministry and Border Security Force. Earlier, he landed in Guwahati in the morning from Delhi on a day-long visit and took off in a helicopter to the BSF border camp in Panbari near Dhubri.
Sources said that it was a familiarization trip of the Home Minister as he was keen on seeing the situation on the ground following allegations of unabated infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals to India.