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BSF aims to track down men deceiving youth
Personnel deployed at bus stands, railway stations and tea shops to nab the perpetrators
Ravi Dhaliwal
Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, February 20
Plainclothesmen today fanned out in the town to track down unscrupulous agents who cheat youths who are coming from different parts of the region to participate in a massive recruitment drive launched by the Border Security Force (BSF) on February 6.

The BSF initiated this drive to induct 48,802 youths in various central police organisations, including the BSF, ITBP, CRPF and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The security force has deployed plainclothesmen at various places in the town to ensure that the youth coming from rural areas are not trapped by dodgy agents. DIG PS Bains said, “Our Internal Vigilance wing is working overtime and it is our earnest endeavour to see that not even a single youngster is fleeced by deceitful agents.”




A senior BSF official said, “We have deployed our men at the bus stands, railway stations and tea shops adjoining these places. We have not caught any agent yet, but we are taking no chances.”

The recruitment process, which will go on till March 25, is attracting nearly 700 youngsters from the region every day. The BSF officials said the massive turnout is due to various reasons. Bains said, “Most of the youngsters come from lower and middle class families and have an agrarian background. They want to work in security force because they want to pursue a better career opportunity.”

Sources said after physical tests the selection committee short lists the names of the successful candidates. These candidates will have to appear for a written test later.

Meanwhile, Bains also confirmed that contrary to popular perception, organisations like the BSF, CRPF, ITBP and the SSB, did not fall in the category of Paramilitary Forces. He said under the changed definition, there were only three Paramilitary Forces in the country namely The Assam Rifles, The Special Frontier Force and the Indian Coast Guard while all other entities fall under the category of central police organisation.



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