Villagers injured in alleged scuffle with BSF

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EOI PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENT
MALDA
11 Jun 2018

Some inhabitants of Chakmilepur village of Golapganj gram panchayet under Kaliachak police station were allegedly beaten by some BSF personnel after a brawl over collecting soil from an under-construction canal on Monday. Although some injured women admitted to hospital for treatment alleged that BSF resorted to lathi-charge after the tussle, no official statement could be obtained from BSF authorities. Police sources, however, informed that the matter was being looked into.
According to Zahera Bibi, Mariam Bibi and others, a canal is being constructed at the village near India-Bangladesh border by BSF personnel. Some villagers in a bid to collect soil from the under-construction canal got into a skirmish with BSF personnel. The women alleged that it was then the BSF personnel resorted to lathi-charge that injured few villagers including children and women.
However, BSF authorities did not pass any statement in this regard.
It has been learned from sources in the district police department, that police have been in touch with the BSF over the issue. “The version of the villagers would be listened to too,” a police official proffering anonymity said.