Three women injured during BSF operation near Tripura border

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Agartala, Jul 22 (UNI) Three women were allegedly seriously injured by BSF personnel at Durgapur near Sonamura in West Tripura, as they had restrained the security forces from conducting search in their house.

Police said here today that acting a tip-off, BSF troops had gone to conduct a search operation in the house of one Shahid Mian, about 300 metres from the Indo-Bangladesh border, last night.

Shahid was allegedly involved in smuggling racket and huge quantity of smuggled goods were reportedly kept in his house.

However, Shahid's wife Asiya Khatun refused to allow the search operation to be conducted and she, along with her 16 year old daughter and another neighbour, was allegedly assaulted by the jawans.

She was rushed to the Agartala Government Medical College and Hospital in critical condition while the others were undergoing treatment at Sonamura Hospital, police said, adding that FIRs had been lodged and the case was being investigated.

However, BSF officials alleged that three of the jawans had also been attacked and injured by the villagers.

The officials also stated that Shahid was involved in smuggling activities since long and the BSF had conducted the operation with specific information.

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