"The border security personnel tried to detain them but they started attacking. Though the initial attack was thwarted, they gathered soon after in larger numbers. BSF jawans dispersed them by firing from non-lethal Pump Action Guns (PAG)," the official informed.
The study also raises questions over the government's recent directive to scale up the number of women personnel to 15 per cent in border guarding forces like BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
BSF jawans in this Tripura border area patrol in a suit which includes a full body uniform, boots, hand gloves, face masks and helmets. They also have to carry an improvised portable fogging device made out of a tin can and a bit of wire.
The report mentioned that upset officers had sent multiple letters to Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging deliberate scuttling of the provision by their superiors. These letters called the behaviour of their superiors “snotty”, and their mindset “narrow and negative”.
The BSF has increased its vigil in the Indo-Bangladesh border areas in the wake of rising cases of cattle smuggling. On July 11, a BSF jawan had lost his hand after bombs were hurled at him by cattle smugglers in Bongaon.
BSF Recruitment 2019: The last date to apply is June 12, 2019. Interested candidates can apply on the BSF's official website, bsf.nic.in. Selected candidates will be eligible for a salary of Rs 25,500 to Rs 81,000 per month and additional allowances