BSF hurls 5 grenades at Benapole creating both panic & tension
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Apr 26, 2012 09:28 am
Reported in: National
Benapole, Apr 26 (UNB) - BSF threw five powerful grenades from across the border into Bangladesh territory sending a panic wave in several frontier villages here on Wednesday night.
However, no casualty is reported.
``India`s Border Security Firce (BSF) hurled at least five grenades from across the border at a group of Bangladeshi cattle traders at frontier village Baro Achra at Benapole union in Sharsha upazila of Jessore at 9 pm``, Major Firoze Wahid, Operation Officer of 26 BGB told UNB on Wednesday late night.
All the five grenades exploded with big bang, rattling the whole area, including Baro Achra and Benapole Check Point, sending panic waves in several friontier villages, witnesses said.
A BSF team of India`s Haridaspur border outpost hurled five grenades well inside Baro Achra and all the grenades blasted with defeaning sound at the Bangladesh`s frontier village, close to the Land Port, creating panic among the villagers, Benapole Check Point officers and staff, businessmen, tourists, local C & F agents, transport workers and labourers, a Benapole businessman said.
Local shopowners and businessmen ran for safety hurriedly shutting their respective business establishments as the grenades, which came from across the border, went off after landing at Baro Achra, a Benapole port official said.
People ran helter-skelter for safety of their lives as the grenades exploded in the area with big bang, a villager said.
Major Firoze Wahid and locals said the grenade attack by BSF triggered tension on both sides of the frontier.
Both BSF and BGB have fortified their respective positions substantially increasing their strength both numerically, logistically and also in terms of armaments, BGB and local sources said.
BGB conducted a drive immediately after the grenade attack and arrested a man from Baro Achra frontier.
Identity of the arrestee could not be ascertained immediately.