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Smugglers critically hurt BSF officer

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Agartala, October 16, 2017: A senior Border Security Force (BSF) sustained severe injuries after a group of cattle smugglers attacked him in Tripura earlier today. The large group of smugglers is believed to have assaulted a BSF deputy commandant Deepak Mondal of the 145th battalion.

Mandal was targeted after he intercepted a large group of smugglers carrying cows illegally into Bangladesh. The BSF officer's condition in critical and he has been airlifted to Kolkata for medical attention.

Mondal, who was also the officiating in-charge of the 145 battalion deplpyed in Tripura, was travelling between different border outposts of the BSF to check the preparedness and the night domination drill when the incident took place. It was around 2 am when he saw at least 25 cattle smugglers and intervened.

Mondal, his guard and the driver were waiting for reinforcement, the smugglers gheraoed them and beat them up. The 25-member gang was armed with sticks, bricks and machetes. The constable had to fire a few rounds in the air to disperse the mob.

The mob rammed their jeep into the BSF officer, which is why he sustained severe head and leg injuries.