After news reports of 17 suspected militants nabbed in Bangladesh close to border with India spread, the border security has been tightened.
The militants are said to be from Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
The authorities in India are taking no chances and have sounded a red alert has been issued along the Indo-Bangladesh border at the riverine stretch along Malda and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal.
The suspects were nabbed from a hideout in Monakosha in Chapai Nawabganj district of Bangladesh.
The site is just a few kilometers away from the international border.
The hideout was busted after interrogating three suspected JMB militants who were arrested in a joint operation by the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the same area on July 29, sources
It was then that the BGB asked their Border Security Force (BSF) counterparts to be on alert fearing the terrorists hiding in the area might seek a safe haven across the border.
Chapai Nawabganj district of Bangladesh has been a hub of JMB activities like printing Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and smuggling country-made weapons.>