NEW DELHI: A BSF head constable used to be killed and a constable injured in firing by Border Guard
(BGB) troops along a riverine border stretch between Bangladesh and Behrampore in
. An Indian fisherman has furthermore been taken captive by BGB for looking out for to fish in River Padma on Bangladesh facet of the border.
“The firing incident appears to be like to be unprovoked and is unprecedented. The BSF is in contact with BGB to search out out what provoked the hostility on fragment of their troops and if it used to be case of some personnel getting plight off-happy,” a BSF officer told TOI.
The slain BSF head constable, Vijay Bhan Singh, used to be shot within the pinnacle as he used to be returning in a ship after a flag assembly between BSF post commander and BGB patrol with regards to three Indian fishermen that the latter had apprehended as they tried to fish in River Padma within the border plight.
As per the sequence of events set up out by BSF in accordance to first-hand anecdote of its personnel on the floor, three Indian fishermen had long gone for fishing in River Padma on Thursday morning. Two of the fishermen later approached BSF post at Kamarichar, below whose jurisdiction the riverine border falls, complaining that BGB had caught three of them and later launched two to call the BSF post commander for a flag assembly.
The post commander, along with five troopers, approached BGB patrol in a ship. Nonetheless, within the future of the flag assembly that adopted, BGB patrol no longer handiest did no longer inaugurate the Indian fisherman but furthermore tried to throw a cordon (gherao) around BSF troops. Sensing that effort used to be getting worse, the BSF occasion straight withdrew and headed back.
Nonetheless, BGB troops opened fire on the returning BSF occasion. While head constable used to be shot within the temple, the constable/crew (boatman) bought bullet injuries on his wonderful hand.
Every injured BSF personnel were evacuated to nearest clinical facility. Head Constable Vijay Bhan Singh, nonetheless, is supposed to get succumbed to injuries on the boat itself, and used to be declared introduced needless. Singh, who hails from
, had joined BSF in 1990. He is survived by two sons.
The assorted injured constable used to be taken to Murshidabad Scientific College and Successfully being facility, Behrampore.
Pranab Mandal, a fisherman from Murshidabad district, is restful in custody of BGB patrol, BSF acknowledged. “It is no longer unparalleled for Indian fishermen to formula Padma waters for fishing. Such cases are frequently reported,” acknowledged a BSF officer.
Sources teach that while BSF personnel elevate arms for flag conferences, “it’s some distance probably that they did now not return fire as they might perchance well even were outnumbered”.