Mob attacks BSF for delay in opening border gates

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Agartala, Jan 24 (UNI) At least 20 people were injured during a clash between BSF troops and civilians at Masima village of Sonamura town following a delay in opening of the gates along the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Tripura today.

Police said a temporary picket has been set up to look into the incident. The clash erupted after an irate mob attacked the security forces for the delay in opening the gates along the border.

Every day hundreds of villagers cross the fence to go to their houses and paddy fields outside the border. However, a number of gates have been set up on the barbed fencing for the villager's movement and is controlled by the BSF.

Police spokesperson Nepal Das said the agitated villagers attacked the BSF troops following the delay in opening of the gates.

India is erecting a 4095-km-long barbed wire fencing, of which 60 per cent has been completed, along the border with Bangladesh touching West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya to check infiltration and trans-border movement of militants.

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