Tuesday, September 27, 2022

BSF jawan killed in ambush by insurgents in Tripura

A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an ambush by banned insurgents from across the Indo-Bangla border Friday morning in North Tripura district, reports The Indian Express.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, a senior official of the BSF, who didn’t wish to be named, said, “There was an ambush around 8.30 am this morning (Friday). One of our personnel was injured. We evacuated him and brought him to ILS Hospital at Agartala but he succumbed to his injuries.”
The martyred jawan was identified as 53-year old Head Constable Girjesh Kumar Uddey from Madhya Pradesh. Officials suspect the ambush was perpetrated by cadres of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).
The ambush took place in Shimnapur at Damcherra near the remote Khantalang Border Our Post (BOP), which is a tri-junction of Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh. The official also said the insurgents, who were on Bangladesh soil, didn’t seem to be trying to enter the Indian territory, rather they laid an ambush at a team of security personnel deployed in the area. “They didn’t seem to be coming inside. Their aim was to ambush. There was fencing there. If they had to come in, they would probably choose nalla, culverts and avoid fencing,” the official said.
Faced by firing from the ultras, BSF retaliated and the insurgents ran away into Bangladesh. “There were around 7-8 insurgents,” the BSF official said, adding that the BSF team was a strong team of 15-16 people and didn’t sustain any more injuries or fatalities. Earlier on August 5, six including four insurgents and two collaborators of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)-Biswamohan faction, surrendered before Tripura Police.