(District – North 24 Parganas)
On March 24, 2022, the Border Security Force troops under the South Bengal Frontier, proving their commitment to duty, once again thwarted the plans of the smugglers and apprehended 01 smuggler with 5.5 kg of silver ornaments. The estimated value of the seized silver and motorcycle is Rs.3,46,593/-. The smugglers were trying to take these silver jewelery from India to Bangladesh. The smuggler used to smuggle by hiding in the filter of the bike.
On March 24, 2022, on the basis of specific information, the troops of BSF’s Border Out Post Hakimpur, 112 Battalion, Sector Kolkata were alerted. At around 2045 in the evening, the jawans saw a man riding a suspicious red colored Splendor motorcycle (Regd. – WB 24 A 1634) coming from Swaroopada Bazar towards Hakimpur village (border village), when the troops tried to stop the motorcyclist for the purpose of search, the smuggler tried to run away from the spot, but without giving any chance, the troops apprehended the smuggler with a motorcycle. When BSF troops searched him, three small plastic bags were recovered from the improvised cavity built in the filter of the motorcycle, inside which 5.552 kg of silver jewelery was recovered. The jawans seized all the packets and took the smuggler into custody for questioning. The apprehended smuggler has been identified as Papai Sardar, age – 28 years, Village + Post Office – Hakimpur, Police Station – Swaroopnagar, District – North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
During interrogation, smuggler revealed that he has been working as a smuggler for the last few days. This morning (March 24) he had taken all these three packets of silver jewelery from a smuggler named Iqbal Hussain (Village – Soladana, Thana – Basirhat). After crossing the BSF duty line these were to be handed over to a Bangladeshi smuggler Md Asadullah (Village- Bhadli, Satkhira). For this he was to get Rs 750/-. But as soon as he reached near Hakimpur check post, BSF apprehended him with silver.
The apprehended smugglers and the seized silver jewelery have been handed over to Customs Office Tentulia for further legal proceedings.
Narayan Chandra, Commanding Officer, 112 Battalion expressed happiness over the achievements of the jawans in thwarting smuggling attempts. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by his jawans on duty. The officer clearly stated that nothing can hidden from the eyes of his troops. He also stated that he also has an excellent team to give accurate information related to smuggling.