Only women personnel frisk females at border gates: BSF DG

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) BSF Director General (DG) Pankaj Kumar Singh on Tuesday said that the force has about 7,500 women personnel in its ranks, many of whom have been deployed for "only" frisking women who pass through border gates.

He added that even if there could have been an odd case of men personnel misbehaving with civilian women at the borders, they would "come down on such a person in the heaviest manner possible".

"At each and every gate (at the borders), we have women personnel deployed who will do the frisking of women only and nothing else," he told reporters here on the eve of the 57th Raising Day of the force.