BSF-smugglers clash at Putia in Sonamura, 24 sustain injury

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, March 15,2019 : At least 24 persons sustained injuries when the Border Security Force personnel resorted to lathi charge on a group of people when they tried to protect smugglers who were involved in despatching cows to Bangladesh. Two BSF jawans also sustained injuries. 

The incident took place at Putia village under Boxnagar Police station in Sonamura sub-division on Thursday night. Finding some people are sending cows to Bangladesh cutting some portion of the barbed wire fence, the BSF jawans tried to intervene.

The smugglers attacked the BSF jawans injuring two of them Md Siddiqur Rehaman and Md Amin. Local villagers also rushed in support of the smugglers and tried to attack the BSF who were only few in numbers. 

Meanwhile BSF reinforcement reached into the spot and resorted to lathi charge. Local people alleged that the jawans even entered in to their house and tortured irrespective of man and women. 

Later on police reached into the area and tokk control of the situation. Ten of the injured were shifted to GB Hospital at Agartala as their injury was stated to be serious. Four students who were appearing in Madhyamik examinations also were among the injured. 

Meanwhile, the Commandant of 74th Bn BSF Kamal Kumar hold a meeting with the villagers and taked about maintaining peace in the area.

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