A Border security Force (BSF) jawan martyred and another jawan injured after Border Guard of Bangladesh(BGB) opened fire at BSF jawans during flag meeting between Indian BSF jawan & Bangladeshi security guard jawan on Thursday. According to BSF official, Bangladesh Border guard fired from AK-47 rifle during flag meeting.
After this incident, BSF chief VK Johri called up his counterpart Major General Shafeenul Islam on hotline. He assured action against the BGB jawan.
BSF official said this incident took place at the Kakmarichar border post in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. This incident took place around 9 am on Thursday.
The problem started when Border guard of Bangladesh captured 3 indian fisherman who were fishing within International Border in Padma river. Later Bangladeshi Border guard released 2 fisherman to go and inform BSF that the 3rd fisherman has been held by them. After this, 6 jawans of 117th Battalion of BSF went to resolve the issue with Bangladeshi Border guard.
After seeing the aggressiveness of Bangladeshi jawans , BSF jawans decided to return back on their motor-boat but a Bangladeshi jawan identified as Sayed fired from behind with his AK-47 rifle and shot the BSF Head constable Vijay Bhan Singh on his head while another jawan Rajvir Yadav got injury on his hand.
BSF Head constable Vijay Bhan Singh died on the spot and constable Rajvir yadav saved the boat from drowning and brought it safely to Indian side.
Martyred BSF Head constable Vijay Bhan Singh (50) was the resident of Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The relationship between India & Bangladesh forces are friendly and no bullet has been fired from decade.
Indian fisherman Pranab Mondal for whom flag meeting was called is still in custody of Bangladeshi border guards.
BSF official has also informed about this incident to defence ministry in Delhi.