Shillong: On 20th August 2019, Bangladeshi smugglers along-with 05engine fitted countrymade boats loaded with dry pea intruded into Indian territory through river Hari(Myntdu) of West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya with the intention of smuggling. As the boat entered into Indian territory, the alert BSF troops challenged them, but the Bangladeshi miscreants didn’t stop, rather they assaulted BSF troops. BSF Party in self defence fired with Pump Action Gun(PAG) i.e non-lethal weapon, resultantly Bangladeshi miscreants returned to Bangladesh and it is learnt that they got minor injuries. However, the BSF party able to seize 03 boats loaded with huge quantity of dry pea.
The BSF has lodged a strong protest note and requested Border Guard Bangladesh to take tough action against the miscreants.