CPI calls bandh over death of tribals in BSF firing :- In the subdivision of South Tripura district, the bandh was called by the ruling CPI over the death of three tribals in firing by the BSF.
Three persons with the woman were killed and two others were injured when the security men started opened fire.
BSF said- team had opened fire on “cattle smugglers” who tried to attack them.
A senior police said- “Markets remained closed and vehicles were off the roads. Government offices, banks as well as financial institutions forgot to register attendance. Schools also remained closed.
Bhanupada SP quoting the FIR lodged said- three BSF jawans were accused of attempting to molest a woman on her way back home last evening after working on a plantation.
When she raised an alarm, villagers rushed. A BSF jawan opened fire, killing the woman and two other villagers on the spot.
The injured, identified as Tripura and Chandra Tripura, were being treated at the hospital.
Srijesh and Tapan Kumar were camping in the area with a huge contingent of forces.
Manik Sarkar as Tripura chief discussed the matter with DGP Nagraj and Chief Secretary Sanjib Ranjan after the incident and asked them to collect all information pertaining to it.
The party demanded a high-level inquiry and punishment to the BSF personnel.
Meanwhile, BSF Hardeep Singh said- when we observed that 30 to 50 smugglers were trying to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh, they challenged them and opened two rounds of fire in the air as warning shots.
It is said they seized ten cattle that were smuggled from the spot. BSF also ordered an inquiry into the incident.