A BSF jawan was attacked by Cow-smugglers carrying the cow from West Bengal to Bangladesh. Cow-smugglers attacked on the BSF jawan by a bomb. The bomb thrown by Bangladeshi smugglers burst into the hands of the BSF jawan. At the time of the bomb blasts, the right hand of the BSF jawan was damaged. Many pellets of bomb also pierced in his body which have affected his lungs, liver and stomach. BSF jawan has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata in critical condition. Where his condition remains serious.
According to a senior BSF officer, this incident took place near Border Out Post-Angrail near Bangaon, 64 Bn BSF, 24 Parganas (North) district of West Bengal. BSF jawans have been deployed to prevent any kind of illegal activities on the border post in India and Bangladesh border. They said that around 3:30 am in the morning of July 11, 25 Bangladeshi smugglers were trying to smuggle about 10 to 15 cattle to Bangladesh.
A senior BSF official said that Bangladeshi smugglers surrounded BSF’s Constable Anisur Rahman for the purpose of smuggling at any costs. To obstruct the eye of the BSF constable Anisur Rahman, Bangladeshi smugglers began to illuminate the high beam light in BSF jawan’s eyes and attacked him with a powerful country made bomb which detonated near Anisur Rahman.
Despite the bomb attack, Constable Anisur Rahman shown his bravery and fired on the Bangladeshi smugglers with non-lathal PAG guns in self defense Despite severe injuries. Constable Anisur Rahman was not letting the Bangladeshi traffickers proceed. The angry smugglers once again attacked the constable Anisur Rahman with the bomb. This bomb came in the right hand of Constable Anisur Rahman. Many pellets of bomb also pierced in his body which have affected his lungs, liver and stomach.
As per report, Bangladeshi smugglers managed to flee away to Bangladesh.
On 7-8th July, Cattle smugglers armed with weapons at the Indo-Bangla border in Malda had attacked BSF patrol team. During the patrol, the BSF team had realized the presence of about 50-60 animal smugglers on both sides of the border.
On the Governments instructions, BSF initiated the use of non-lethal weapons in 2011 to reduce deadly casualties on this border. However, the smugglers took advantage of it and started attacking Jawans.