Tirthankar Mukharjee, Kolkta : On July 27, 2021, Border Security Force troops under the South Bengal Frontier apprehended 02 Indian nationals while crossing the International Boundary illegally with medicines, 22 Bangladeshi passports and 08 other documents from the area of Border Out Post Khararmath, 158 Battalion, Dist- North 24 Parganas.
At around 1300 hrs, the troops of Border Out Post Khararmath, 158 Battalion, Sector Kolkata, while on camp duty, saw 02 persons approaching, in which a woman was moving with a bi-cycle and a person was walking on foot.
On seeing their suspicious movement, Border Security Force troops stopped them for checking. On enquiry, BSF troops got further some suspicion on them. The woman on the bicycle was searched by the Mahila Constable of BSF. During the search, several medicines, 02 mobile phones, 22 Bangladeshi passports and 08 other documents were recovered from the bag of the girl.
At the same time both the persons were apprehended by the Border Security Force troops. The persons apprehended were identified as 1) Pashupati Sarkar, age- 37 years, S/o- Late Narendra Nath Sarkar, Village- Pipli, PO- Tentulberia, Police Station- Gaighata, District- North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. ii) Rajshree Sarkar, D/o– Pashupati Sarkar, Village– Pipli, PO– Tentulberia, Police Station– Gaighata, District– North 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
During preliminary Questioning, the apprehended persons revealed that both of them are Indian nationals and are involved in smuggling activities since last one year. He revealed that he works for Vishwajit Roy and Rajeev Mandal (Village- Pipli, PS-Gaighata, District- North 24 Parganas). He revealed that Vishwajit Rai called him and asked him to go to Chandpara to collect these items from an unknown person.
After bringing the items, in Jhodanga he gave this to his daughter and further asked to give it to Vishwajit Roy. But on the way, Border Security Force troops apprehended him. Both the Indian smugglers have been handed over to the Police Station Gaighata for further legal action.
Shri Harendra Singh Tomar, Commanding Officer, 158 Battalion expressed happiness over the achievements of the troops as a result of which 158 Battalion recovered medicines, 22 Bangladeshi passports, 02 mobile phones and 8 other documents along with 02 Indian smugglers. This has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by their troops on duty.