Miscreant shot dead by BSF in Belonia border, tension runs high

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Updated: February 1, 2021, 04:05:36 PM   

Agartala, Feb 1: The challenges faced by the BSF troops while discharging their duties on the Indo-Bangladesh international border in the state have always been appreciated by all & sundry.

In order to imbibe a more humanitarian approach in its dealings,the BSF has even adopted the non-lethal policy as a tool to ensure safety to life of even the trans-border smugglers and miscreants.

A group of BSF jawans were performing operational duties on the international border in the area of responsibility of Border Outpost Bir Singh under Belonia under subdivision today around 11 am observed six to seven trans-border miscreants trying to damage the IBB Fence with an ill intention to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh.

When the troops on duty tried to resist such unlawful act, the miscreants adopted aggressive posture and physically attacked the BSF party using dao and lathis which resulted in serious injuries to one of jawan. Meanwhile, a large crowd gathered at the spot encircling the BSF party. Sensing imminent danger to life and property, the jawans resorted to fire of one shot by non-lethal weapon ( Pump Action Gun (PAG) in self-defence, resultantly all miscreants fled away from the spot and reportedly one miscreant namelyJasim Miah of Debipur under Hrishyamukh RD Block sustained pellet injury.

Further learnt that the injured miscreant was evacuated to PHC Hrishyamukh and further referred to Sub Divisional Hospital Belonia, where the Doctor declared him dead. FIR of the incident has been lodged in the police station and BSF has ordered a departmental inquiry to investigate into the matter. 

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