A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force through Shaheb Nagar border in Godagari of Rajshahi while another was detained from Kantibhita border in Baliadangi of Thakurgaon on early Thursday.
The incident took place just week after a sector commander level coordination meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and BSF on January 17 that agreed to conduct a joint-drive along border areas to stop drugs smuggling, border killing and illegal intrusions.
Deceased Jamal Uddin, 45, was son of Mostafa, a resident of village Moinar Tag of Char Ashariadhah union under the upazila.
Char Ashariadhah union parishad chairman Md Sanaullah told New Age that Jamal along with a group of shepherds entered Indian territory through Sahebnagar border to bring cattle.
The BSF troops from Char Asharidhah BOP Camp, situated at Lalgola police station under Murshidabad district, opened fire on them they crossed border pillar 1, Sanaullah added.
Jamal died on the spot, said BGB Shaheb Nagar camp commander Naib Subedar Sultan Mollah.
In Thakurgaon on Thursday, BSF members detained a Bangladesh man from Kantibhita border area in Baliadangi.
Detained Shah Alam, 28, is son of Kaiyum Ahmed, a resident of Kantibhita village and a cattle trader.
Lieutenant Colonel Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of BGB 50 battalion, said when Shah Alam tried to enter Indian territory near border pillar no. 390, BSF members of Barghoria camp picked him up.
BGB will hold a flag meeting with the BSF authorities to bring him back, said the official.
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