BSF kidnaps Bangladeshi cattle trader in Satkhira
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) intruded into Bangladesh and kidnapped a cattle trader in Satkhira yesterday.
The captive was identified as Alamgir Hossain, 32, son of Ozihar Rahman of Taluigachha village under Sadar upazila.
Commander of Satkhira 38 BGB Lt Col Abu Basir said inmates of India's Kaizuri BSF camp illegally entered Bangladesh and captured Alamgir when he was returning to his home from the border area.
Being informed, BGB sent a letter to BSF requesting them to attend a flag meeting over the matter.
The flag meeting was held from 2:00pm to 2:45pm where the BGB was informed that the Bangladeshi cattle trader was admitted to an Indian hospital under the supervision of BSF and he would be returned after his release.
In a separate incident at Alaipur border in Kolaroa upazila, a border guard was injured after a clash with a gang of smugglers.
BGB sources said the gang of around 60-70 members along with Indian contraband cloth sneaked into Bangladesh illegally crossing the Alaipur frontier.
A patrol team of Jhoudanga BGB camp challenged them. The gangsters swooped on the border guards with sharp weapons and hurled brickbats at them leaving BGB jawan Sirajul Islam severely injured.
BGB fired a couple of warning shots to disperse the gangsters. The border guards also seized the cloth and brought those to Jhoudanga camp.
In the meantime, the gangsters regrouped and attacked Jhoudanga camp and snatched away the seized Indian cloth from the border guards.
Satkhira 38 BGB Deputy Battalion Commander Maj SNM Samiunnabi Chowdhury said the smugglers also injured Jhaudanga BGB Company Commander Juwel Mia during their attack on the camp.
Later BGB recovered a motorcycle in an abandoned condition used by the smugglers.
BGB filed a case accusing over 100 people with Kolaroa Police Station.