Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Wednesday claimed that no incident of killing took place on Bangladesh-India border in the last six months.
He, however, withdrew his assertion upon being told by journalists that members of BSF (Border Security Force) gunned down to Bangladeshis in the early hours of Wednesday.
“I confess that a couple of killings took place on the border despite India’s carefulness in this regard. Not a single incident of border killing could be termed legal. India is taking administrative initiatives to stop border killings,” the high commissioner said.
This came as he was speaking at a programme at national press club in Dhaka Wednesday.
Saying it is unfortunate that the Teesta deal hasn’t been implemented yet, Saran said: “The government of India is optimistic about this deal. Information on water flow of the last 12 years was exchanged at a recent meeting of the Joint River Commission. The next meeting of the commission is scheduled to take place in Dhaka and the issue will get preference at the meeting.”
“When it comes to strengthening bilateral ties, both Bangladesh and India are going to the right direction. Youngsters of both the countries want to see a friendly mutual relation,” he added.