Indian smugglers kidnap Bangladeshi border guard

INDIAN smugglers kidnapped a Bangladeshi border guard after a clash between the two sides near Comilla Sadar Dakkhin upazila frontier Friday morning that left a smuggler dead, The Daily Star reports.

Sneaking back into the Indian territory, the smugglers handed over the Border Guard Bangladesh man to Indian Border Security Force (BSF).

Officials of the BGB held a flag meeting with their Indian counterparts to bring back Havilder Lutfur Rahman but the two-hour talks ended in the afternoon without any result, said Maj Ishtiaq of BGB’s 33 Battalion.

A high-level meeting between Bangladesh and India will be held within the next two days in this regard.

“The BGB jawan will be brought back home through another flag meeting,” Maj Ishtiaq said after the meeting.

Describing the incident, he said some Indian nationals were smuggling a large quantity of phensidyl syrup around 6:45am in Sadar Dakkhin upazila of Bangladesh territory through Tripura border.

Tipped off, a patrol team of BGB chased them at Dalpia village and seized 500 bottles of the illegal drug.

The smugglers opened fire on the BGB men to snatch back their contraband goods.

The BGB men fired around six shots in self defence, the BGB officer added.

One of the smugglers, Shah Alam, died receiving bullet, said Maj Ishtiaq.

Later, the smugglers got hold of BGB Havilder Lutfur Rahman and abducted him. They later handed him over to the BSF men on the Indian side.


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