A BSF jawan suffered a bullet injury in the firing by trans-border cattle smugglers along the India-Bangladesh international border in West Bengal, officials said on Thursday.
The incident took place near the Putiabaromasia border post of the Border Security Force in Cooch Behar district on Wednesday around 8 pm, the official said, reports The Hindu.
A Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson said a force patrol noticed that about 10-15 cattle smugglers were moving towards the border to meet some Bangladeshi miscreants for pushing across about 6-7 cattles.
"BSF troops rushed to the place and challenged them to stop and lobbed a chilly grenade towards the Indian miscreants.
"But, the miscreants did not pay heed to the warning and instead fired 4-5 rounds at the BSF personnel," the spokesperson said.
A jawan sustained bullet injury on his right ankle, following which the patrol lobbed around from the pump-action gun and the smugglers from both the sides fled, he said.
The injured jawan has been admitted to a local hospital and his condition is stable, the spokesperson said.