One person killed in BSF firing on Tripura-Bangladesh border

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Agartala, Nov 18 (UNI) One person was killed and several others wounded when the BSF fired at a mob at Tillabazar in North Tripura district, police said today.

Police said the incident occurred yesterday when some miscreants tried to obstruct the jawans while they were deporting five foreign nationals to Bangladesh on a court's directive.

The criminals pelted stones at the jawans and objected to the deportation, claiming that all of them were Indian citizens, police added.

The BSF jawans opened fire on the irate mob in self defence, killing one person on the spot and injuring several others.

The injured were admitted to the Kailashahar District Hospital.

The BSF made extra deployment in the area while senior police officials rushed to the spot, District Magistrate Santanu Das said.

The force had detained five Bangladeshi intruders on November 15.

They were subsequently handed over to the police.

The court yesterday ordered their deportation. However, people of the border villages attacked the jawans and tried to take them away, the BSF officials said.

Meanwhile, the locals are observing a 24-hour bandh in north Kailashahar, district headquarters of North Tripura in protest against the killing.

UNI

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