Jaintapur border-BDR-BSF trade heavy gunfire
Earlier on February 22, a group of Indian intruders with direct support of the BSF trespassed into Bangladesh territory on Bibirhaor border near Jayantapur in Sylhet
Border forces of Bangladesh and India traded heavy gunfire at Jaintapur border when Indian nationals backed by BSF trespassed for fishing on Sunday afternoon. No report of casualty was available. Villagers fleeing from the border areas for fear of live said gunfire started at about 3pm continued till 6pm.(UNB, Sylhet)
It was the fourth time in a month that the border skirmishes took place as Khasia tribe on the other side of the border in Meghalaya State deliberately crossed the border for fishing in Dibir Haor.
BSF on February 4 intruded in the area and kidnapped a Nayek of BDR. He was however set free at a flag meeting, BSF regretting their action of illegal crossing of the border.
BDR said Indian nationals backed by BSF crossed the border for fishing in Dibir Haor. On resistance by the fishermen BSF opened fire. BDR returned the fire and the gunrunning continued for about three hours until 6pm.
TBT Desk adds: Earlier on February 22, a group of Indian intruders with direct support of the BSF trespassed into Bangladesh territory on Bibirhaor border near Jayantapur in Sylhet, but went back in the face of strong protest by local people.
The trespassers entered two hundred yards into Bangladesh territory in between Pillar No. 1284 and 1285 and caught fishes from a pond. The Indian citizens numbering about 100 were backed by heavily armed BSF troops and their presence made the local people panicky. However the locals protested the intrusion strongly and ultimately all of the intruders returned to India with huge fishes caught from the pond.
The BSF personnel provided security to the Indian trespassers. The place of incident is quite away form the BDR camp at Jayantapur.