Updated: April 18, 2016 3:01:32 am
Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed along the India-Bangladesh border under the Guwahati sector on Saturday night seized fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 1.5 lakhs, but not before a mob on the international boundary in Dhubri district attacked them and freed the main culprit.
While a joint operation team of the BSF and Assam Police was carrying out an operation based on specific intelligence inputs in a house in Jordanga village under Mankachar police station in Dhubri district located close to the international boundary, the villagers comprising women and children too encircled the troops, assaulted them and would have killed them, had more reinforcements not reached the spot on time.
“The villagers assaulted the BSF personnel with sharp-edged weapons with the intention to kill them, due to which they sustained serious injuries. The miscreants, besides trying to snatch weapons from the BSF party, managed to free the suspect, one Abdul Kalam alias Abdul Kher, from the BSF custody during the scuffle,” a press release issued by the BSF Guwahati Frontier HQ said.
The seized FICN was handed over to the Mankachar police station, where an FIR was also lodged against the perpetrators as also those involved in the assault on the jawans.
“The BSF troops exercised maximum restraint during this incident so as to avoid collateral damage, as the unruly mob comprised of a large number of women and children, besides the miscreants. Later strong reinforcement of Security Forces was deployed to maintain peace in the area,” the press release said.
Earlier this month, BSF troops seized over 880 cattle-heads that were taken to the international border for smuggling out to Bangladesh. These cattle were seized over a period of two days, 427 cattle on April 5 and 461on April 6. The total market value of these cattle is around Rs 79 lakh, BSF officials said.
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