Tirthankar Mukharjee,Nadia and Malda : On 15th December, 2021, under South Bengal Frontier, troops of Border Out Post Bharol, 86 Battalion received an input that some smugglers were trying to smuggle Phensedyl from the International Border. As soon as the information was received, the troops launched an ambush in the area. At about 0450 hrs, when the jawans on duty suspected some movement in the area, they immediately informed to the Ambush party. After some time the troops apprehended a smuggler. On search, 125 Phensedyl bottles and 2 Kgs of Ganja were found from his possession.
The apprehended smuggler was identified as Shivnarayan Mandal, S/o Nalit Mandal, village Kutir Badtala, District Nadia.
During preliminary interrogation, the apprehended smuggler told that he had taken these bottles and Ganja from Jamrul Shah, S/o Nazrul Shah, village Shikarpur, district Nadia. Thereafter these bottles and Ganja were to be handed over to Ripon Sheikh, S/o Mohammad Sheikh, village Kazipur, District Meherpur, Bangladesh.
Apart from this, in another incident, on 15th December, 2021, alert troops of Border Out Post Sasani, 70 Battalion, Sector Malda apprehended an Indian smuggler with 75 bottles of Phensedyl.
The apprehended smuggler was identified as Saddam Hussain, age 26 years, S/o Safikul Islam, village Sasani, PS Kaliachak, District Malda, West Bengal.
During preliminary interrogation, Saddam Hussain told that he had taken these Phensedyl from Rahim Mia, age 25 years, S/o Bikal Miya, village Sasani, PS Kaliachak, District Malda West Bengal. Further these Phensedyl bottles were to be handed over to Nazim Mia, age 30 years, S/o Jairul S K, village Ajmatpur Munna Tola, PS Shibganj, District Chapainwabganj, Bangladesh. For this work he was to get Rs 1500/-. The estimated value of the seized Phensedyl in the Indian market is Rs 37,300/-
The apprehended smugglers and the seized goods have been handed over to the Police Stations Kaliachak and Murutia for further legal action.
The Public Relations Officer, South Bengal Frontier, patting the back of the 86 and 70 Battalions troops, said that our jawans are fully committed to stop illegal infiltration and smuggling in the area. It is only due to the vigilance and understanding of the troops that it has been possible to apprehend the smugglers.