Shillong ( Meghalaya), June 27 : Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans sustained injuries, as miscreants pelted stones and empty liquor bottles at the security forces leading to retaliatory blank firing on Sunday night.
According to a release by the Meghalaya Frontier BSF, on Sunday night troops of 4 Bn deployed at Standing Patrol Base Old Umsyiem observed movement of miscreants on Dawki-Pynursla road near International Border. BSF Party rushed to the spot, on seeing the BSF party, miscreants threw away head loads and fled away. BSF party searched the area and recovered bundles of sarees worth Rs. 50,000/-. On the same day BSF also foiled another smuggling attempts by seizing clothing items worth Rs 2,21,000 from the same border area.
After a while some miscreants gathered near the post, entered into BSF post and started pelting stones and empty beer bottles towards BSF troops. The Post commander tried to pacify group of miscreants but they did not stop pelting stones and bottles. 2 BSF personnel sustained injury.
Sensing danger to life and property, BSF personnel fired 4 rounds in the air.
The SHO PS Pynursla was informed, accordingly police party reached at the spot and situation was brought under control. No injury to any civilians were reported in the BSF firing.
PRO BSF Meghalaya said that on June 5, similar type of incident had happened in the same area where BSF seized clothing items worth more than Rs 1 lakh and that time also miscreants pelted stones on BSF troops in which one BSF person sustained head injuries.
It may be mentioned that the Umsiem area is frequently exploited by smugglers to smuggle cattle heads, clothing items, cosmetics and other contraband items to Bangladesh and many smuggling syndicates are active in the area who try to derail peace in the border area just for their own interest.