On 13th October’ 2022, at around 2230 hrs, troops of Border Out Post Bhagirathi, 115 Battalion under South Bengal Frontier, observed movement of smugglers in Char area accorss river Bhagirathi. While BSF patrolling party moving towards smugglers through boat faced heavy turbulence in the middle of the river Bhagirathi due to which Constable Amit Kumar fell into high water current and missing since then.
The search operation was carried out by BSF troops throughout night. Three teams of NDRF also arrived at the spot and carrying out intensive search operation for missing jawan. Search operation is still going on.
South Bengal Frontier spokesperson stated that all out efforts are being made to search missing Constable Amit Kumar. He further stated that smugglers in this area take advantage of bad weather to smuggle cattle and contrabands. BSF troops remain alert 24X7 to prevent smuggling attempts accross the border.
( Source: BSF )