BSF jawan attacks commanding officer

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Malda, Mar 22 (UNI) A BSF jawan attacked a commanding officer with a sharp weapon in Malda's Narayanpur area last night, to take revenge against the authorities, who had decided to relieve him of his duties.

Additional DIG R P Z Malik today said that BSF jawan Ram Prasad Sahani, a resident of Jaipur, attacked 172 Battalion Commandant Suresh Kumar Yadav with a sharp weapon and inflicted deep wounds to his head.

''There had been several charges against the jawan and was to be given departmental punishment,'' he said and added, ''he was due to be relieved of his duty.'' Mr Malik said that the jawan had realised that he would lose his job.

The commanding officer is currently undergoing treatment at Malda distrct's Sadar Hospital. Doctors at the hospital said that his condition was now stable.

The jawan is presently in BSF custody and will be court marshalled and later handed over to the police.

Malda SP Satyajit Banerjee said, ''although this is an internal matter of the BSF, it comes within our jurisdiction as it occurred within a civil area. We have sent a requisition to the BSF authorities to hand him over.'' UNI XC LL RD SLD RN1944

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