Mob attacks BSF post, five people injured, controversy over smuggling in Bangladesh

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Mob attacked BSF post: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured when villagers attacked a border outpost in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district on Sunday (June 25) night. Officials said that at least five people were also injured in the attack.

While giving information about the attack on Monday (June 26), the officials said that a mob attacked the post at Umsiem village near Dawki town, 100 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, at around 10 pm.

BSF fired in the air
Inspector General of BSF Meghalaya Frontier Pradeep Kumar told news agency PTI, “In the last few days, we have seized a lot of material which was being smuggled into Bangladesh. Smugglers were also identified. After this action they The outpost was attacked and in retaliation BSF had to fire in the air.”

Seized clothes worth more than Rs 2.7 lakh
In a statement, the BSF said that they have seized clothes worth over Rs 2.7 lakh meant for smuggling. At the same time, BSF foiled two smuggling attempts on Sunday. Security personnel seized clothes worth Rs 2.21 lakh in Umsiem village in the morning.

trying to forcefully enter the post
He told that the mob pelted stones at the post, in which at least two BSF security personnel were injured. Some villagers tried to forcefully enter the post, however they were pushed back. According to eyewitnesses, at least three villagers were also injured in the incident.

BSF personnel got angry
Eyewitnesses told the agency that the incident took place when a vehicle in which three people were traveling allegedly broke down near the post. Inspector General Pradeep Kumar said, “This enraged the BSF personnel and they accused the three of them of being smugglers. The news spread and nearby villagers came to the rescue.”

The villagers also accused the BSF jawans of being drunk while on duty, which the IG has denied. Pradeep Kumar said, “Security personnel are not allowed to drink alcohol at the border.” The official further said that senior officers of the local police and BSF have reached the spot to control the situation and investigation has been started in the matter.

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