In a statement BSF stated, “On 9 th November 2022 alert BSF troops deployed on Indo-Bangladesh international border observed suspicious movement of 15-20 miscreants on Bangladesh side of the border fencing, who had illegally and wilfully violated the sanity of IB and were trying to smuggle cattle heads by erecting cantilever (Jhula) with the help of their Indian associates. Alert BSF Jawans challenged them to stop their unwarranted activities and return to Bangladesh territory. However Bangladeshi miscreants did not pay any heed to repeated verbal warnings.
The smugglers adopted aggressive posture by focusing high beam torch light on BSF troops as well as started abusing and heavy stone pelting on BSF troops”.
BSF added that in order to foil the smuggling bid by the smugglers, BSF Jawan on duty initially lobbed two non-lethal stun grenades to deter and disperse the Bangladeshi miscreants but the Bangladesh based miscreants and their associates on Indian side did not pay any heed and started encircling BSF personnel on duty equipped with sharp edged weapons and bamboo sticks with intention to inflict grave injuries to BSF personnel. On sensing threat to life, one BSF Jawan fired from his service weapon upon the miscreants. Resultantly the miscreants fled away from the spot. BSF troops found one cantilever (Jhula) close to the fencing and a cattle head hanging in dead condition. As per reports from Bangladesh, two Bangladesh based miscreants succumbed due to bullet injury sustained in the said firing incident.
BSF added that keeping in view of the vulnerability of border, heightened activities of trans border criminals and anti-national elements on the border, BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans border crimes and are making all out efforts to make Indo-Bangladesh international border crime free.