Thursday, January 30, 2014

बीएसएफ, सीआरपीएफ संगठित कैडर नहीं : केंद्र

From Bhaskar News Network
|Jan 29, 2014
राजीव सिन्हा - नई दिल्ली
सीमा सुरक्षा बल ((बीएसएफ)), भारतीय-तिब्बत सीमा बल ((आईटीबीपी)) व केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल ((सीआरपीएफ)) आदि केंद्रीय अर्धसैनिक बल संगठित कैडर नहीं हैं....। सुनने में यह भले ही अटपटा लगता हो लेकिन यह बात कोई आम आदमी नहीं बल्कि केंद्र सरकार कह रही है। गृह मंत्रालय ने दिल्ली हाईकोर्ट में दाखिल हलफनामे में यह कहा है। अर्धसैनिक बलों के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी पदोन्नति और आईएएस अधिकारियों से कमतर आंके जाने का विरोध कर रहे हैं। 
केंद्र सरकार ने अप्रैल 2009 छठे वेतन आयोग के उस सिफारिश को स्वीकार कर लिया था जिसमें भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा और केंद्रीय सिविल ग्रुप-ए अधिकारियों के बीच विषमता को दूर करने के लिए कहा था। लिहाजा विभिन्न अर्धसैनिक बलों के आईजी, डीआईजी, कमांडेंट आदि स्तर के अधिकारियों ने हाईकोर्ट में याचिका दाखिल कर केंद्र सरकार के अप्रैल 2009 के आधिकारिक ज्ञापन के तहत नॉन फंक्शनल अपग्रेडेशन ((एनएफयू)) की गुहार की है। लेकिन सुनवाई के दौरान केंद्र ने हलफनामा देकर कहा कि बीएसएफ, सीआरपीएफ, आईटीबीपी आदि अर्धसैनिक बल के ग्रुप-ए अधिकारीं संगठित कैडर के तहत नहीं आते। लिहाजा उन पर आईएएस या आईपीएस अधिकारियों के नियम लागू नहीं होते। 
याचिका में अर्धसैनिक बलों के अधिकारियों ने कहा है कि नॉन फंक्शनल अपग्रेडेशन ((एनएफयू)) के अभाव में अधिकारियों में स्थिरता आ गई है। वर्षों से अधिकारी एक ही पद पर बने हुए हैं। अधिकारी पदोन्नति का वर्षों से इंतजार कर रहे हैं।

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Currency smuggler arrested by BSF in Bengal

From Business Standard
IANS  |  Kolkata  
A youth was arrested in  by the  Saturday for trying to smuggle fake Indian currency notes of face value of Rs.90,000 from , authorities said.
The 19-year-old youth was arrested from near the Daulatpur border outpost in Malda district while trying to sneak in the currency notes from across the Bangladesh border, the BSF said in a statement.
The BSF has seized fake notes of face value of over Rs.75 lakh so far this year.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

BSF installs rolling cameras along IB to tackle infiltration

From Kahmir Watch
Date: 13 Dec 2013
Srinagar: (GNS) Border Security Force (BSF) has installed high end rolling cameras along the International Border in Jammu province to thwart any attempt of militants to sneak into the state.

Official sources told Global News Service that BSF has installed high end rolling CCTV cameras along the 179-km-long international border with Pakistan to keep a close watch over the activities of the militants planning to intrude into Jammu and Kashmir. At least 40 cameras, imported from Germany have been installed in Akhnoor, Samba, R S Pura sectors replacing the previous Israeli made surveillance equipment. The cameras work on electricity and have a battery backup that last for several hours.

Sources said that the cameras were installed following the twin attacks in the border districts of Kathua and Samba by Fidayeen in September this year.

On September 26, three heavily armed militants dressed in Army fatigues and carrying automatic rifles and grenades, stormed Hiranagar police station. In the ensuing gun-battle four policemen and two civilians were killed. Later, the Fidayeen stormed an Army camp in adjoining Samba district, where they killed four Army personnel including Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh, second in command of the16 Cavalry unit there.

“These cameras have proved to be the best surveillance equipment for us. They work on pattern of cable car covering the radius of around 1 kilometre. It also has thermal imager that records the body temperature of any suspicious person moving around the border,” a senior BSF officer, pleading not to be named, told GNS.

Each camera, he said, costs around rupees Rs 35 lakh. He said that different control rooms have been established by the force where the videos recorded by the sophisticated cameras are analyzed.

“We have trained our men well to take maximum advantage of the device. It’s very effective in countering infiltration. These cameras are much better than the Israel technology which we were using at the borders,” the officer added. (GNS)

National Conference leaders, industrialists, BSF major power defaulters in Jammu

From India Today 
Ashwani Kumar   |   HEADLINES TODAY  |   Jammu, December 13, 2013
Despite running a sustained campaign against the power defaulters across the state, the Power Development Department seems to have failed to convince the leaders of the ruling party, their close relatives and big industrial houses to deposit their power dues in time. Besides large number of central government departments and central forces also figure in the long list of power defaulters.

According to the latest disconnection notice issued by the Power Development Department, the National Conference headquarters 'Nawai Subah' is among the 148 power consumers who have been put on a two-week notice for defaulting payments of over Rs.10 lakh.

The 'Nawai Subah' in Srinagar run by ruling national conference party owes Rs.11.49 lakh to the Power Development Department. Official sources said that of the Rs.59 crore owed to the department, BSNL, NHPC, BSF, JKTDC, Royal Spring Golf Course, MES are among the major defaulters with power arrears mounting over Rs.10 lakh each.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gool Killings:SIT files charge-sheet against 6 BSF men

From Greater Kashmir
Ramban court allows plea on court-martial proceedings
Banihal, Dec 12: A Special Investigation Team of the J&K Police Thursday filed charge-sheet against six personnel of the 76th Battalion of Border Security Force, including two officers, in the Gool firing incident which led to killing of four villagers and injuries to 42 others on July 18 this year, in a local court at Ramban. The court however allowed the accused to be tried in court marital proceedings.
Earlier the BSF had communicated to the SIT that it would not allow the prosecution of its men in a criminal court but through the court martial proceedings.

LeT, others whip up public opinion against proposed wall on Jammu border

From TOI
Deeptiman Tiwary, TNN Dec 12, 2013, 04.01AM IST

NEW DELHI: The construction of a 10-metre high embankment on the India-Pakistan border in Jammu sector by India is causing considerable hostility in Pakistan. Security agencies here say that though Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has extended a hand of friendship, a propaganda to form public opinion against the wall is being spread with participation from members of his own party.
The Border Security Force (BSF) recently revived a five-year-old plan to build a 179-km-long, 10-metre high mud embankment on the Jammu border to prevent border villages and its own jawans being hit by Pakistan Ranger bullets and mortar shells during ceasefire violations.
Through various public foras and protest rallies in Pakistan, however, the message being spread is that India is doing what Israel did to Palestine, dividing Kashmir even as the dispute remain unsettled. The information being spread also talks about a concrete wall on the LoC, which is nowhere in the plans of the armed forces.

Haryana cops lead in All India Police Games

From TOI

TNN Dec 12, 2013, 10.39AM IST

RANCHI: On the third day of the ongoing 62nd All India Police Games, Haryana police maintained its dominance while Punjab police managed to secure the second position in the medals tally. On Wednesday, wrestling, weight lifting and judo tournaments were organized.
In the 96 kg men's wrestling category, Parminder Kumar from Punjab won gold, beating Vedpal from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Rishi Pal from the Border Security Force (BSF) had to be satisfied with the bronze medal. In the 74 kg men's wrestling category, Vinay Kumar from Haryana defeated Rajeev Kumar from the CRPF, while the bronze medal was bagged by Rakesh from Punjab. Naveen Mor from Haryana snatched gold from Vijay Pal of the CRPF in the 120 kg freestyle category and Pardeep Kumar from CRPF managed to finish third. Gurmail Singh from the BSF received gold medal by beating Jai Bhagwan of the CRPF. In the same category, Vivek Rana from Uttar Pradesh secured third position by beating Hardeep Kumar from Punjab.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nuclear war to ‘end civilization’ with famine

From Arab News
Published — Wednesday 11 December 2013

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the Paharpur India-Pakistan international border post at Kathua district, about 110 kilometers from Jammu, India, in this Dec. 6, 2013 photo. A BSF officer said that multi-layered security has been put in place and ruled out any infiltration or breach of fencing in Jammu as has been reported, according to a news agency. (AP)
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.

Over 47,000 central paramilitary personnel quit in 3 yrs

From Express News Service : New Delhi, Wed Dec 11 2013
The attrition in central paramilitary forces continues, with 9,000 personnel quitting this year till October.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in a written reply, told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that more than 47,000 personnel at various levels in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Assam Rifles (AR) took either voluntary retirement or resigned between 2010 and 2013.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coast Guard nabs eight Pakistanis and seizes two fishing boats

From Economic Times

PTI Dec 9, 2013,

(The operation was carried…)
KUTCH (GUJ): The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) arrested eight Pakistani nationals and seized their two fishing boats, for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) illegally at the mouth of Kori creek here, ICG officials said here today.
The operation was carried out today afternoon by hovercraft launched from the Jakhau Coast Guard Station, official sources said.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and ICG have also launched search operations to trace five other suspected Pakistani nationals, who managed to flee.
Nothing incriminating has been recovered from them and prima facie, they seem to be fishermen, officials said.
They will be brought to Koteshwar, subjected to medical tests and then be taken to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC).

BSF seizes 12 kg explosives in Bengal, one held

from Business Standard
IANS  |  Kolkata  
The BSF Monday arrested a man in West Bengal's Malda district for trying to smuggle 12 kg of explosives to, an official statement said.
Kaliachak resident Zaizul Haque was held at Churiantpur border outpost and the explosives seized from him, said the Border Security Force (BSF) statement.
Earlier Saturday, BSF troopers seized 20 kg of explosives from Nimtita BOP in Murshidabad district.

Maoists free villagers in Odisha

From Zee News
Monday, December 09, 2013
Malkangiri (Odisha): Four days after abducting them, Maoists freed two villagers, including a woman and son of a sarpanch, in Malkangiri district of Odisha. 

Padia Madhi, son of Gumphakonda village panchayat sarpanch, and Rame Padiami reached their village yesterday after trekking a few km, Inspector in-charge of Kalimela police station SK Nayak said.
A group of red rebels had struck in Gumphakonda and abducted three persons on Wednesday night suspecting them to be police informers, police said. 

One of the abducted persons had managed to escape from the clutches of the Maoists the next day when the group of ultras were engaged in an exchange of fire with BSF. 

The rest two were set free by the Maosits with a warning that they should have no link with the police, sources said.