BSF jawan shot at by smugglers near Bangladesh border

Representational PIc
Representational PIc

Kolkata, Aug 8: A BSF jawan was shot at by smugglers on Monday evening near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Nadia district, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, a BSF team raided a house in the Chapra area where Phensedyl cough syrup bottles were stored in gunny bags, they said.

“During the search, about 15-20 smugglers opened fire on the BSF team with country-made weapons. The BSF troopers took cover, but due to the presence of women and children in the area, they could not retaliate,” the border force said in a statement.

“One BSF jawan, Satish Kumar, was injured in the firing. He was immediately taken to a government hospital in Chapra. Some empty cases of bullets fired by the smugglers were recovered from the spot,” it said.

The armed smugglers also managed to escape, it added.

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