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After Punjab, Bengal also opposed to increase the authority of BSF, TMC called the Centre’s move an attack on the federal structure

Kunal Ghosh wrote in a Twitter message, “The decision to increase the BSF’s jurisdiction from 15 kms to 50 kms within the borders is unacceptable. This is a direct interference in areas which are under the jurisdiction of the state government. Trinamool Congress to take up the matter. We are taking it seriously. We will give our opinion on this issue.”

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a notification to extend the BSF’s jurisdiction in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam, which might allow the central drive to conduct search operations inside a 50-km radius of the border. The BSF wouldn’t solely have the ability to confiscate property inside that space, however would even have the identical energy because the state police on this matter. The Home Ministry stated there was an alarming improve in unlawful arms smuggling from throughout the border lately and the mandate of the BSF has been expanded to test this pattern.

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