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BDR personnel resort to unprovoked firing

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Fulbari, West Bengal, Apr 15 (UNI) The Indo-Bangladesh border here witnessed tension after Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel opened unprovoked firing, after a BSF jawan allegedly shot dead a Bangladeshi smuggler under Phensidewa police station.

BDR personnel started firing at the early hours of the night till early morning today, BSF's Inspector General (North Bengal) Srica Tewari told UNI, adding that the BDR personnel had fired more than 750 rounds.

A flag meeting is to take place at Fulbari this evening.

However, sources said the the condition of the border area was till tense.

Many villagers left the place, saying they would not be back unless the situation improved.

However, the BSF IG said the condition of Kalshi para village near Tinbigha corridor of Coochbehar district was under control.

After the incident, all the BSF camps and outposts were deserted.

Mr Tewari informed that a report has been sent to the Centre on the situation in North Bengal.

UNI XC SP VD PM1837

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