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BSF commandant injured by cattle smugglers

BSF commandant injured by cattle smugglers”

During his routine visit to border area of PS Sonamura, BSF Commandant Deepak Mondal encountered cattle smugglers. The miscreants hit the officer by their four-wheeler and managed to escape. The officer further revealed that Mondal was patrolling the area with his team to control cattle smuggling and other illegal activities along the "unfenced" part of the global border.

The incident took place along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura near Belardeppa border post around 2 a.m. today. The second-in-command rank Officer, Deepak K. Mondal, commanding the 145th battalion of the border guarding force is critical and has been air-evacuated to Kolkata, a senior official said.

Deepak K Mondal, BSF commanding the 145th battalion. The BSF men tried to stop those vehicles, but they refused which led to a chase.

In the meantime, BSF guards had fired but taking advantage of the darkness the vehicle and the smugglers fled from the area.

"Due to the accident Mondal had received head injury and went to coma".

As per report by The Indian Express, a senior officer said that critically injured Mondal has been air evacuated to Kolkata. Tripura police has detained the vehicle and arrested the driver. Mondal, accompanied by a BSF doctor, was flown to Kolkata on Monday and admitted to a private hospital there.

Airport sources said Commandant Mandal's condition was very critical and his whole body had bandages.

Tripura shares an 856 km border with Bangladesh but despite barbed wire fencing coming up in more than 70 percent of the border, smuggling is rampant.



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