BDR resorts to unprovoked firing in Cachar
Agartala, June 29 (UNI) The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) allegedly resorted to unprovoked firing on the BSF outpost at Harinagar and Kinokhaki in Cachar in Assam at the early hours yesterday, BSF sources today said.
Sources in the BSF headquarters at the Tripura-Cachar-Mizoram sector said the BDR allegedly started the unprovoked firing at about 0030 hours with automatic weapons at the BSF outposts.
No one was injured in the incident.
The firing stopped only when the BSF commandant personally contacted his BDR counterpart.
The source further said the BSF did not retaliate.
He said some Bangladeshi miscreants allegedly indulged in illegal cultivation of a strip of land in 220 acres on the Indian side across the river Suma.
A formal protest has been lodged with BDR urging them to exercise restrain and maintain peace along the borders.
Meanwhile in another development, the 59 Batallion of the BSF posted at Nishintapur Border Outpost (BOP) has seized a foreign bike along with a huge quantity of ganja.
About 300 bottles of Phensidyl, a banned cough syrup, were also seized in a search operation recently.
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