BSF shoots dead motorbikes smuggler in Tripura

The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Sunday shot dead an alleged Indian smuggler at Durlavpur in Sipahijala district, about 50 km from here.

Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
BSF shoots dead motorbikes smuggler in Tripura

Agartala: The Border Security Forces (BSF) on Sunday shot dead an alleged Indian smuggler at Durlavpur in Sipahijala district, about 50 km from here.

"A group of suspected smugglers set up a temporary bridge on the barbed wire fencing at Durlavpur and allegedly tried to smuggle motorbikes on Saturday evening. When jawans patrolling along the border challenged them, the group attacked the personnel with knives," BSF Commandant Amitav Roy said.

BSF then opened fire that killed one suspected smuggler while others managed to flee, the BSF Commandant added.

The slain Indian national was identified as Prasenjit Das.

Sub-divisional Police officer Babul Das said Prasenjit Das was taken to the nearby Jatrapur hospital, where the attending doctors declared him brought dead.