Tirthankar Mukharjee : Border Security Force troops under South Bengal Frontier apprehended an Indian smuggler with 5.250 kg of silver jewelery from their border area. The total value of the seized silver has been estimated at Rs 2,30,238/-. The smuggler was trying to smuggle these jewelery from India to Bangladesh.
On June 23, 2022 at around 1850 hrs, on the basis of specific information, the troops of Border Out Post Hakimpur, 112 Battalion, saw a cyclist who was going from Swarupadah Market towards Hakimpur village. After apprehending the cyclist, the cycle was searched properly and 16 packets were recovered from both the tires of the cycle in which 5.250 kg silver jewelery was recovered. The apprehended person has been identified as 1) Shambu Bhatari, 46 years, S/o Late Abani Kumar Bhatari, Village-Tarali, Thana-Swaroopnagar, District-North 24 Parganas.
During preliminary interrogation, the apprehended person revealed that he does petty smuggling work for his survival, he further revealed that he had taken these silver jewelery from Bithari market. For this work he was to get Rs.500/-.
The apprehended person has been handed over to Customs Office Tentulia along with the confiscated items.
Narayan Chand, Commanding Officer, 112 Battalion expressed happiness over the achievement of the jawans in thwarting smuggling attempts. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by his jawans on duty. He also added that he also has an excellent team to give accurate information related to smuggling.