Mohanpur (West Tripura), July 8 :Two Bangladeshi miscreants were killed in encounter with police when they were trying sneak back to Bangladesh after attacking the village defense party (VDP) members at Aguniamura village under Sidhai police station in West Tripura District.
Inspector Santi Bhuiya, Officer In-charge of Sidhai police station said, "Two Bangladeshi miscreants who with some more had entered into India with intention of dacoity were killed in encounter with police".
Police said that based on prior information of entering of a group of 10 to 12 Bangladeshi miscreants, for committing dacoity in bordering village Aguniamura, they laid an ambush. At around 1.30 a.m. the group of miscreants had come face to face with VDP members and attacked them with sharp weapons to which the VDP's started shouting.
On hearing the shouting of VDP members, police personnel who were in the nearby ambush point rushed there and chased the Bangladeshi miscreants with members of the VDP.
At that time Bangladeshi miscreants again attacked the party to which police personnel also fired back in self-defense in which one of the miscreants received bullet injuries and died at the spot.
Taking advantage of the darkness and thick vegetation, other members of the gang fled towards Khalitamura, where they were confronted with another ambush party of police an as a result of firing another miscreant died with bullet injuries.
The deceased miscreants have been identified as on Manna Miah (45) while another Jamal Mian (35). Both from Kalikapur village under Madhabpur police station in Hobiganj district of Bangladesh.
Both the deceased miscreants were wanted here as earlier in several occasions they had crossed over to India and commit dacoity and cattle lifting in that area.
Angry villagers of that area has complained of their life being made miserable due to the activities of Bangladeshi miscreants who often break enter in to their house and demand for cash and valuable and if refused attack with sharp weapons.
When asked that inspite of barbed wire fencing how Bangladeshi miscreants cross into Indian territory they alleged that a section of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) allow these miscreants to enter in exchange of money.
Ranu Debnath a villager in whose house there was dacoity a few months back said, "We are facing lots of problem due to Bangladesh dacoits. Every day for safety in the evening we move out of this area and return in the morning. Dacoits often forcibly enter into our houses and demand gold ornament, cash and valuable things and if one dares to refuse is attacked with weapons. They (Bangladesh dacoits) enter by giving bribes to the BSF".
India and Bangladesh has a total of 1096 km border of which Tripura has a share of 856 km. Inspite of fencing along the border smuggling and trans-border crime is rampant at many places. By Pinaki Das