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Border Security Forces open fires on 2 Bangladeshis trying to cross India; 2 dead

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Border Security Force (BSF) troopers open fire on 2 Bangaladesh nationals who were trying to cross over to India from the neighbouring country. The 2 have been killed during the open fire.

Border Security Forces tightens their security


On Monday, BSF troops opened fire on 2 Bangladesh nationals who were trying to cross over from the neighbouring country to India.

The duo was shot dead when they were caught trying to sneak into Inda through the non-fenced border at Changrabanda under Mekhligunj police station in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar.

The 2 people have been identified as Younia Ali and Md Sagar, reportedly from Bangladesh’s Program.

According to sources, smugglers from Bangladesh continued with their illegal activities despite the BSF’s tightening its security on the border to check cattle smuggling, using both open and barbed-wire borders to their advantage.

The border area which serves as a corridor for smugglers

The area where the Monday incident took place is close to the Dharla river, thus, barbed wire cannot be installed in a 4-kilometre area. Therefore, smugglers try to take advantage of this area.

According to the BSF, people from Bangladesh had crossed over to Indian territory to smuggle cattle on Monday morning.

After receiving the news of the incident, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Jalpaiguri Sector, Sanjay Panth, BSF’s 146 Bn second-in-command Mohit Kothiyal, second in command of battalion number 146, and other senior officers of police and the administration reached the location.

Lastly, the bodies have been handed over to the police for post-mortem and will, later on, be handed over to the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).

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