On 13 December, 2021, under South Bengal Frontier, troops of Border Out Post Ghojadanga, 153 Battalion apprehended a smuggler red-handed with 30 lakh Bangladeshi currency. The smuggler was trying to illegally transport this currency from India to Bangladesh through the area of District North 24 Parganas.
On 13th December, 2021, on the basis of reliable information, the troops of Border Out Post Ghojadanga, 153 Battalion, Sector Kolkata ambushed near the International Boundary. About 1830 the ambush party noticed the movement of a suspect who was trying to move towards the International Boundary in a white colored scooty (WB 22 H 6638). The smuggler was apprehended by the ambush jawans as soon as he reached near the international boundary. When the scooty was searched, 30 lakh Bangladeshi currency was recovered from inside it.
The apprehended smuggler was identified as Chattar Sardar, age 30 years, S/o Rabiul Sardar, village Ghojadanga, North Para, PS Basirhat, District North 24 Parganas.
During preliminary interrogation, the apprehended smuggler Chattar Sardar told that he is an Indian citizen. He works as a money exchanger in Ghojadanga under the name Sardar Enterprises. He further told that along with money exchange, he is involved in the work of smuggling for a long time. He revealed that on 12th December, 2021, his father Rabiul Sardar gave him Indian currency equivalent to 30 lakh Bangladeshi taka. He converted this Indian currency into Bangladeshi currency from Money Exchanger near Basirhat Railway Station from Apurbo Mandal, resident of Kazipara, Barasat. After that, this currency was to be given to Bangladeshi smuggler Akhtar Mandal.
The apprehended smuggler and the seized Bangladeshi currency have been handed over to Custom Office Ghojadanga for further legal action.
Public Relations Officer, South Bengal Frontier expressed happiness over the achievement of their jawans in which 153 Battalion troops have apprehended a smuggler with 30 lakh Bangladeshi currency. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness shown by his jawans on duty.