News in Brief: 9 Bangladeshis held in Tripura, ganja haul, Tusker tramples man to death in Tripura

Agartala, May 12, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

9 Bangladeshis held in Tripura

Bangladeshi-held-TripuraJawans of BSF detained eight Bangladeshi nationals and one Hindi speaking person who claimed to be Indian at Indo-Bangla bordering village, Balai Tila in Hrishyamukh under South Tripura on Thursday. 


Later, they were handed over to Belonia Police. Speaking to the media, OC of Belonia PS Smriti Kanta Bardhan said the arrested persons would be produced before the Court on Friday.


It is reported a group of 11 persons crossed over the India Bangladesh border at Hrishyamukh – while two of them managed to flee, nine others including women, two minors and a nine-month-old baby were detained by the BSF jawans.


Tripura Police bust innovative ganja smuggling: Two held

Tripura Police proved to be smarter than the innovative ganja smugglers. During a regular vehicle checking on Wednesday night, Tripura Police stopped a 6-wheel lorry which apparently looked innocuous. Even after a search, nothing offensive was found. However, Police became suspicious after noticing oil tankers on both sides of the lorry.


A thorough search in each of the two oil tankers was conducted and police recovered 82 kg 700 gms dry ganja kept in 75 packets.  Police arrested driver Firoz Khan and co-driver Mazar Khan. 


Tusker tramples man to death

A wild tusker trampled a 40-year-old person at Twichingram ADC village at Champaor under Khowai district in Tripura on Thursday.  


The deceased, Biswarai Debbarma hailed from Tulashikhar Mushrai Para, along with a few others was taking a rest in his Rubber plantation after collecting bamboo shoots. Meantime, a tusker entered the Rubber plantation and attacked Biswarai Debbarma while others managed to flee. Debbarma died on spot.


Later Police from Champahaor PS rushed to the spot and recovered the body. Meantime, personnel from Tulashikhar Forest Beat Office also reached the spot and faced the ire of the locals.


Venting anger at the Forest department personnel, villagers demanded adequate compensation for the bereaved family members and gheraoed the Beat Office personnel. The Forest Department staff remained gheraoed by the villagers till the report was filed.