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Bangladesh denies intrusion of aircraft

DHAKA Oct. 5. Dhaka has categorically denied any intrusion by its aircraft into the Indian territory and protested media reports in India that an aircraft from Bangladesh had entered north-western West Bengal and had dropped some packets into a pond.

``The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to assert after a thorough verification from all relevant sources that the report is totally false and baseless and that no aircraft emanating from Bangladesh intruded into the Indian territory'', the Additional Foreign Secretary, Anwar-ul-Alam, told a briefing at the foreign office here today.

He said the Indian High Commissioner would be called to the foreign office to convey ``our concern on publishing broadcasting of such false and baseless reports'' by a section of the Indian media.

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