India’s border guard force BSF has started using night vision drone cameras in areas along the Bangladesh border. Last Friday, the North Bengal Border Army announced its experimental use. They said that this camera is being used to catch illegal traders at the border. This information was given in the report of Indian media Live Mint yesterday Saturday.
According to the report, a unique operation was successfully conducted as a strategic move to combat cross-border crime.
A BSF post sharing the video of the operation said, ‘BSF troops have successfully carried out a unique operation using night vision drone cameras as part of a strategic and commendable move to combat cross-border crime.
In this operation, they rescued three cattle from smugglers on the India-Bangladesh border.
The BSF’s ‘unique operation’ comes days after India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched a crackdown on human-trafficking networks. The operation was carried out by the counter-terror agency on November 8 in coordination with BSF and state police forces.
Earlier, four human trafficking cases were registered at NIA branches in Guwahati, Chennai, Bengaluru and Jaipur. After that, the anti-terrorist agency conducted simultaneous raids and searches at 55 locations. The areas include—Tripura, Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Haryana, Rajasthan, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Paducherry.
The NIA claimed to have arrested a total of 44 members of the human trafficking ring in the operation. Of these, 21 are from Tripura, 10 from Karnataka, five from Assam, three from West Bengal, two from Tamil Nadu and one each from Paducherry, Telangana and Haryana.
During the raid, the NIA seized a significant number of fake identity documents including mobile phones, SIM cards, pen drives, Aadhaar cards and Pancards. Besides, more than 2 million rupees in cash and foreign currency equivalent to 4 thousand 550 US dollars have been seized.
It may be noted that the first case was registered by the Special Task Force of Assam Police on September 9. The NIA said the case is related to the infiltration of illegal immigrants including the Rohingya across the Indo-Bangladesh border and human trafficking network.