"The report I have received from the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), BSF that there was some trespass from the international border from the Bangladesh side. There were two to three causalities of BDR and some soldiers have been injured. I have asked the DIG, BSF to give me detailed report for onward transmission to the government," said Subir Kumar Bhadra, District Magistrate of Murshidabad.
Indian and Bangladeshi border guards often exchange fire along their 4,000-km porous border. They accused each other of frequently targeting civilians on the frontier, known for rampant smuggling and illegal migration.
Both sides accused each other of helping smugglers as well.