Cattle smugglers are now using booby traps to kill Border Security Force (BSF) personnel guarding Indo-Bangladesh border along West Bengal.
The smugglers now planned to use this trap when the BFF jawans attempt to foil cattle smuggling bid to Bangladesh.
Early on Wednesday, BSF jawans from border outpost Harudanga in Murshidabad, who got into a tributary of the Ganga to pull back cattle tied to banana plantains, found crude bombs attached to the necks of the animals, TOI reported.
“One wrong move and the bombs would explode killing or seriously injuring any person in the vicinity. Pushing cattle into tidal rivers after tying them to banana plantains is a new strategy that the smugglers from Bangladesh and their associates from this side of the border have come up with,” TOI quoted a top BSF official as saying.
The official said the discovery of crude bombs has prompted officials to direct jawans to be extremely careful while pulling the ropes with which cattle are tied to plantains.
He said it is like a minefield on which troops have to walk in the dark.
“While one animal may not have a bomb attached, the second may bring about death and destruction. A few weeks ago, Bangladeshi smugglers threw crude bombs at a BSF jawan and his right hand got blown off,” he said.