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In Photo: SSB Siliguri frontier headquarters IG, Kuldip Singh, briefing the Parliamentary Standing Committee members on Wednesday.

By A Newsman

Siliguri, 04 November: MEMBERS of a Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Union home ministry today visited the frontier headquarters of the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) off Siliguri town and took stock of its preparedness in combating subversive activities.

SSB is in charge of securing India’s border with Nepal and Bhutan in the northern West Bengal.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by Congress Rajya Sabha MP, Pradip Bhattacharya, is on a tour of north Bengal region since 02 November to review the preparedness and infrastructure of various Central security agencies.

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechuri, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O’Brien, MP Kakali Ghosh Dastidar and a few other MPs are part of the Committee on tour.

During the visit to the SSB Siliguri frontier headquarters, it’s inspector general Kuldip Singh elaborately brief the Parliamentary Committee on the activities taken up by the agency in securing the border with Nepal and Bhutan.

He also highlighted the various welfare measures that SSB has been running in north Bengal to gain the confidence of the local people.