Agartala, Sept. 27: An assistant sub-inspector of Bangladesh police was caught by locals allegedly smuggling Phensedyl and ganja near the international border last night and handed over to the BSF.
BSF deputy inspector-general B.S. Rawat said in the wee hours today, a group of five Bangladesh police personnel posted at Burichong police station in Comilla district of Bangladesh had sneaked through the border near Kalamchaura police station area under Sonamura sub-division in Tripura.
The five policemen allegedly entered the residence of Monir Mia, 45, in nearby Nazirpura village and took away a huge cache of Phensedyl and ganja, he said.
“All of them were in plain clothes but armed. As they were returning with the consignment, the locals chased them and managed to catch Noor Nabi, an assistant sub-inspector,” said Rawat.
He said during interrogation, Noor Nabi confessed that they planned to take the consignment to sell them for a hefty amount in the black market in Bangladesh.
After Noor Nabi’s arrest, diplomats on both sides decided that the incident would not be allowed to become a major issue.
“Following instructions from our higher-ups, we had a flag meeting with Border Guards Bangladesh and decided he would not be handed over to Indian police. He was handed over to Bangladeshi authorities at the Srimantapur outpost in Sonamura sub-division,” said Rawat.
“I do not know why such things happen but I guess owing to poor pay, these personnel indulge in such activities to earn extra bucks,” he said.