Cattle smugglers fire at BSF troops along Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal NewsFunda

NEW DELHI: Cross-border


smugglers fired at a BSF party along the India-Bangladesh international border in

West Bengal

in the early hours of Sunday, officials said.

No one was injured in the incident around 5.30 am and the IB fence near Putia Baramasia border post in Falakata sector under

Cooch Behar

district was found “breached”, they said.

A Border Security Force


noticed “suspicious movement of about 20-25


from the Bangladeshi side and at least 18-20 smugglers on the Indian side”.

The people on the two sides were attempting to smuggle cattle from India to Bangladesh and the soldier lobbed a chilly grenade to disperse them, an officer said.

The Indian smugglers fired on the BSF party and the constable retaliated by shooting a single round from a pump action gun, following which the miscreants ran away. Two live and empty cartridges each that were used by the cattle smugglers have been recovered from the spot, according to officials.

The area is guarded by the 100th battalion of the BSF that works under the jurisdiction of the Guwahati frontier of the force.

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