BSF faces heat over training Narayani Sena

BSF faces heat over training Narayani Sena

BSF faces heat over training Narayani Sena

The state government said that the Border Security Force (BSF), is involved in imparting training to Narayani Sena a private militia force under Greater Cooch Behar People’s Association (GCPA).

Following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s charges, the Home Ministry has decided to institute an inquiry into the matter.

The state’s complaint is based on a report by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Jalpaiguri Range), Rajesh Kumar Yadav, submitted to Additional Director General (Law & Order), Anuj Sharma, along with visual evidence of the four-day camp. 

According to the report, BSF personnel imparted training to 81 girls and 309 boys in the camp from August 16 to 20. GCPA wants to break away from Bengal and form a separate state of Greater Cooch Behar on the lines of the erstwhile princely state, which joined India in 1949.

The DIG’s report noted that BSF company commander Inspector Om Prakash Yadav, along with three other personnel, including two lady constables, were involved with the camp. “They all are from B Company of 158 BN, presently deployed at Chenakata BOP,” the report stated, adding that the camp was held without the state administration’s knowledge.

The state government claims that the training was an attempt by the BJP-led govt to “spread unrest in the region for narrow political gains”.

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