One BSF jawan injured in attack by smugglers at Sonamura border

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Updated: March 3, 2021, 06:47:05 AM   

Agartala, March 3, 2021: One BSF jawan sustained critical head injuries, when a group of smugglers attacked on BSF patrolling party at bordering areas of Sonamura on Monday night.

BSF sources said that in the wee hours of Monday, BSF patrolling part observed some suspicious movement of 8-10 miscreants approaching an unfenced area near the international border of Sonamura subdivision.

On being challenged, the miscreants adopted aggressive posture and started pelting stones on the patrolling party during which one constable G Sarvan sustained an injury on his head.

Sensing imminent danger to life and property, Sarvan fired 1 Pump Action Gun round, resulting in miscreants escaped from the spot by taking advantage of darkness and undulating ground. Following this, Sarvan was evacuated to government hospital in Sonamura, where he was administered two stitches on the backside of his head.

During a thorough search of the area, the party recovered 50 bottles of contraband cough syrup Phensedyl, valued at Rs. 8,485 as unclaimed from the unfenced area.

BSF added that an FIR has been lodged in connection with the matter at the Sonamura police station and police are now investigating incident to arrest smugglers responsible for the attack on BSF party. 

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