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BSF jawans again attacked by Bangladeshi Cattle smugglers on India-Bangladesh border, injured Bangladeshi smuggler arrested in self-defense retaliatory action, sharp weapons recovered from the spot

ByNE India Broadcast

Jul 4, 2024 #BSF

Bangladesh cattle smugglers again tried to smuggle cattle by making a deadly attack on the India-Bangladesh border of Nadia district of West Bengal, but the BSF jawans gave a befitting reply and foiled the smuggling and arrested the Bangladeshi smuggler. This incident is of Border Outpost Maluapara, 32 Battalion under BSF South Bengal Frontier, where on the night of July 3, taking advantage of dense and tall jute crops in an unfenced area, Bangladeshi smugglers suddenly attacked the jawans and tried to smuggle cattle. A Bangladeshi smuggler has been injured in the retaliatory action of self-defense of the jawans, who has been arrested and admitted to the hospital for treatment. A sharp-edged weapon has also been recovered from the smuggler at the spot.

According to the information, on  July 3, 2024 during the first shift duty at the border outpost Maluapara, 32 Battalion, the jawans saw 3 to 4 Bangladeshi cattle smugglers with sharp Dah and sticks in their hands coming from Bangladesh through the tall jute crops crossing the IBBR towards India. The jawan challenged them to retreat and at the same time jawan ran towards the Bangladeshi smugglers while alerting his fellow jawan. As soon as the jawan challenged the Bangladeshi smugglers to retreat, at the same time suddenly 4 more Bangladeshi smugglers came out of the jute crops and attacked the jawan. After which the jawan fired 02 bullets in a safe direction to scare the smugglers but it had no effect on the miscreant and surrounded the jawan and suddenly attacked him with a Dah which luckily hit the upper handguard of the jawan’s rifle. In this life-threatening situation, the jawan saved himself and fired the third shot at the smugglers in self-defense, upon which the miscreants fled to both India and Bangladesh and hid in the tall jute crops. In total, there is a suspicion of a group of 8 to 10 Bangladeshi miscreants who had entered India to take the cattle.

When the escape route of the miscreants was searched on the Indian side at around 4 am, an injured Bangladeshi smuggler was found 200 meters inside the border road on the Indian side. He was immediately taken to Krishnaganj Hospital in a BSF ambulance where he is undergoing treatment. Apart from this, a sharp-edged weapon has also been recovered from the spot.

Sources have revealed that the injured cattle smuggler has been identified as MD Ajmul Hossain and is a resident of Thakurpur, a border village in Chuadanga district of Bangladesh.

Following the incident, a meeting was also held with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), where strong protest was lodged against the unprovoked deadly attack by Bangladeshi smugglers. A preliminary report was also lodged in the concerned police station regarding the attack and defensive firing and the injured smuggler was handed over to the police after treatment.

A.K. Arya, DIG, PRO, BSF South Bengal Frontier said, “Such incidents are not uncommon in our line of duty. BSF jawans are performing their duties with extraordinary courage and vigilance. Despite frequent flag meetings with BGB to alert them about frequent attacks and illegal infiltration by Bangladeshi criminals, no concrete action has been taken by them. This inaction has emboldened the smugglers and criminals. Nevertheless, our jawans are steadfast in protecting our borders and ensuring the security of our nation under all circumstances.

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