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BSF jawans in row over death of 3 Tripura tribals

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Locals allege that the paramilitary jawans were trying to molest a tribal woman and when they protested, the three opened fire on them

Agartala/New Delhi : An inquiry was on Saturday ordered by the BSF after its personnel were caught in a row with locals in Tripura over killing of three civilians who had protested alleged molestation bid by some paramilitary personnel.

The BSF said that the three civilians, including a woman, were engaged in cattle smuggling and had attacked the jawans who opened fire in “self-defence”, a claim rejected by the local people, who alleged that the paramilitary jawans were trying to molest a tribal woman at Bhangamura in South Tripura.


Stepping in, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a detailed report from the BSF Chief K K Sharma on the incident, officials said in New Delhi.         In a statement, the Border Security Force (BSF) claimed that its personnel posted along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura Frontier on Friday observed 30-40 smugglers including men and women, trying to smuggle cattle from India to Bangladesh through unfenced gap near BOP Bhangamura. The local police has denied it.–PTI