English Bazar: A smuggler was on Wednesday shot dead by Border Security Force jawans while allegedly tried to smuggle cough syrup at India-Bangladesh border In Maldah. According to sources, the incident was happened at midnight on Wednesday.
Aijul Seikh, the smuggler was shot dead by BSF on Wednesday while allegedly tried to smuggle Fensidil cough Syrup at border area. Aijul is the permanent resident of Doulatpur. As the Smuggler did not stop despite being asked by the BSF to stop, the jawans opened two rounds of fire.
BSF’s SBF, which extends from West Bengal’s Sunderbans to Malda is considered most porous and vulnerable to cross border smuggling. Of the 918-km border, only a third is fenced and large parts of about 360 km is riverine, where rivers flowing between the two countries serve as the international border.