BSF troops of Guwahati Frontier, deployed in Mankachar area of South Salmara in Assam, seized high quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) worth Rs. 1.5 Lacs, on Saturday evening, despite the scuffle with the local villagers.
According to the Spokesperson of BSF, on specific information of BSF intelligence wing, about the stocking of FICN in the house of one Abdul Kalam @ Abdul Kher, a joint ops of BSF and Mankachar police was launched in the village Jordanga, which is located near the international border.
As the information was very specific, the party swooped into the target house and recovered the consignment worth Rs 1.5 Lacs, concealed in the house and apprehended one suspect namely Abdul Kalam @ Abdul Kher.
However, getting whiff of the operation, the associates of the suspect along with villagers of Jordanga village, comprising of women and children, in the spur of a moment, encircled the joint operation s party and engaged them in a scuffle. They assaulted the BSF personnel, with sharp edged weapons, with the intention to kill them, due to which they sustained serious injuries in this attack. Later two BSF persons were illegally detained and confined in a shop. The miscreants besides trying to snatch weapons from the BSF party, managed to snatch away the suspect from the BSF custody, during the scuffle. BSF troops exercised maximum restraint during this incident, to avoid collateral damage, as the unruly mob comprised of a large number of women and children, besides the miscreants. Later strong reinforcement of Security Forces was deployed to maintain peace in the area.
The seized FICN has been handed over to PS Mankachar for further necessary action. FIR has been lodged against the perpetrators of this illegal crime and those involved in the assault on the Security Forces. BSF is committed to prevent trans-border crimes on the border in the midst of extreme adversities.