Agartala: The BSF on Saturday handed over Border
Guard Bangladesh (BGB) head constable who had shot dead an
Indian farmer in Tripura`s Sipahijala district along the
border to the force.
Lutfar Rahaman was handed over to the 33 battalion of BGB
of Comilla sector about 3 am, sources said.
Following the killing of farmer Shaha Alam of Tarakpur
village yesterday, there was a commandant-level flag meeting
between 29 battalion of BSF and 33 battalion of BGB near the
spot but it was inconclusive as the BGB personnel were
pressing for handing Lutfar to them, the sources said.
Later the matter was discussed in foreign ministry level
of the two countries and the head constable was handed over, a
BSF official said on condition of anonymity.
This decision was taken in larger interest of both the
countries, sources said, adding BGB personnel assured to
punish the erring head constable.
Alam was working in his field around 6:30 am yesterday
when he was shot dead by BGB personnel.
The BGB guards also allegedly tried to pull the body
across the border but the villagers rushed to the spot and
prevented them from doing so.
The villagers detained the head constable, who was later
handed over to BSF.