Tirthankar Mukharjee, Kolkata : On 21 August, 2021, Border Security Force under South Bengal Frontier apprehended an Indian Rickshaw driver with 23 kg Hilsa fish while he was trying to cross from Bangladesh to India from the general responsibility area of Border Out Post Hakimpur, 112 Battalion, North 24 Parganas.
On 21 August, 2021 at around 0820 hrs, on the basis of Intelligence Branch Input, the troops of Border Out Post Hakimpur, 112 Battalion, Sector Kolkata were doing routine duty at the border that on the basis of intelligence, they saw a suspected E–Rickshaw (Toto) driver who was approaching to International Boundary.
Border Security Force troops stopped him and started checking him. During checking, Border Security Force recovered 18 pieces of Hilsa fish whose total weight turned out to be 23 kg. At the same time, the Border Security Force apprehended the rickshaw driver with the seized items. The apprehended person has been identified as 1) Iqbal Malik, 22 years old, S/o Late Rabbul Malik, Village- Tarali Majherpara, Post Office -Hakimpur, Thana -Swaroop Nagar, District- North 24 Parganas.
During preliminary Questioning, the apprehended person revealed that he is an Indian national and does petty smuggling work for his survival. He revealed that today on 21 August 2021, he bought these fish from Hilal Moula (Village Keragachi, Post Office Keragachi, Police Station Kalarwa, District Satkhira, Bangladesh) and after crossing Hakimpur checkpost, had to give to Shambhu (fish seller, Village Chhatra, Police Station Baduria, District North 24 Parganas). He further revealed that by doing this he had a profit of ₹ 15,000. But the Border Security Force apprehended him on the way.
The apprehended person has been handed over to the custom office, Tantulia, along with the seized items for further legal action.
Narayan Chandra, Commanding Officer, 112 Battalion rejoiced at the achievements of its troops, as a result of which 112 Batttalion apprehended 01 Indian national with 23 kg of Hilsa fish and a rickshaw (Toto). He stated that this could be possible only because of the alertness displayed by his troops on duty.