By Our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 17: BSF troops of Guwahati Frontier, deployed in Mankachar area of South Salmara, seized high quality fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the face value of Rs. 1.5 lakh last evening.
Acting on a specific intelligence of BSF’s intelligence wing about the stashing of FICN in the house of one Abdul Kalam alias Abdul Kher at Jordanga – about 1.5 km from the intertiol border in Mankachar, a joint operation was launched by the BSF and Mankachar police.
Security forces swooped down on the target house, seized the consignment worth Rs 1.5 lakh and apprehended the suspect Abdul Kalam.
However, getting whiff of the operation, associates of the suspect along with villagers of Jordanga village, comprising women and children, encircled the security team and engaged them in a scuffle. They assaulted the BSF personnel with sharp edged weapons with intention to kill, due to which some personnel sustained serious injuries.
Later, two BSF personnel were illegally detained and confined in a shop. The miscreants, besides trying to stch weapons from the BSF party, maged to free the suspect from BSF custody during the scuffle.
The BSF troops exercised maximum restraint during the incident to avoid collateral damage, as the unruly mob comprised of a large number of women and children, besides the miscreants. Later a strong reinforcement of forces was deployed to maintain peace in the area. The seized FICN has been handed over to Mankachar police station for further action. An FIR has been lodged against the perpetrators of the violence and those involved in the assault on security forces.