Work on the construction of a boundary wall at the immigration check post site in Benapole came to a halt yesterday due to protest by Indian Border Security Force (BSF).
Monir Hossain, officer-in- charge of Benapole check post police immigration, said the Indian border guards prevented them from erecting a boundary wall at the immigration site in the morning.
The BSF members said they would not allow the construction to continue there without permission from the higher authorities, he added.
Lt Col Matiur Rahman, commanding officer of 26 BGB Battalion, said a decision on the issue will be taken after a visit by the officials of the land survey departments of both countries on June 12.
Our Kushtia correspondent reported that a Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot by BSF on Sonapur border in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur district early yesterday
Altaf Hossain, 40, son of Foroz Mondol of Sonapur village, is undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
BGB sources said a BSF team from Patharghata camp in Nadia district of Paschimbanga opened fire on a group of cattle traders when they were returning from India with cattle at around 3:30am. Altaf sustained bullet injury while others managed to flee.
BSF left the spot soon after the incident, the official said. A BGB team rescued Altaf and took him to Meherpur General Hospital. Doctors of the hospital later referred him to RMCH as his condition deteriorated.
A flag meeting was held at the same border point at around 10:30am. At the meeting, BSF assured BGB that they would investigate the incident soon, BGB sources said.