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Magesterial inquiry into BSF firing

india Updated: Jan 21, 2009 14:17 IST

The Tripura government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing by the Border Security Force at Ashabari, a village on the Indo-Bangla international border on last Monday, in which two civilians were killed and five others, including a BSF jawan, injured.

Official sources said on Wednesday that the state's Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar, who is also the home minister, had yesterday ordered the magistrate of West Tripura district to thoroughly investigate the circumstances under which the BSF opened fire.

The district magistrate has been asked to submit his report within a week.

The chief minister has also asked the Chief Secretary, Sashi Prakash, to inform the Union Home Ministry and the director-general of BSF about the incident.

The BSF had earlier said that the armed smugglers attacked a BSF patrol at Ashabari when prevented from entering Bangladesh with ganja leading to the firing.

The police said on Wednesday the situation in the area was well under control.