19 - 11 - 2018

BSF renames BOP’s in memory of martyr jawans

Agartala, Oct 16,2018: In order to pay tribute to their supreme sacrifice,BSF has renamed its Border out Posts ( BOP). According to press communiqué issued by BSF, Tripura Frontier stated that - BOP Ratipara Forward as BOP Bajarangi, BOP Sachindra Para as BOP Arup,  BOP Sher as BOP RC Nath,  BOP Teda Meda Basti as BOP Biju and BOP Tulpaibari as BOP Sanathan.

On Aug 06, 2010 an ambush was sprung by militants against a BSF party of 101 Bn BSF. Constable Bajarangi and Constable Arup Das, displayed courage and tactical skills to deny militants from causing further damage to patrol and prevented loss of weapons before succumbing to the injuries sustained by them in line of duties of border guarding and fighting against militants while providing security for construction of road and fence along Indo-Bangladesh border. Their sacrifice has been recognized by Govt of India by awarding them “President Police Medal for Gallantry” (Posthumously). Constable Bajarangi and Constable Arup Das attained martyrdom on 06 August 2010 at BOP Ratiapara (Tripura) while performing IB duty.

In another incident of bravery, Constable R C Nath, Constable Biju T and Constable/DvrSanathanBiswas of77 BN BSF attained martyrdom on 29 November 2008 at about 1630 hours in AOR of BOP Sher while travelling in a Swarajmazda vehicle from BOP Sher to Garjanpasa. The party received heavy volume of fire near village Wadochera by NLFT Militants. In exchange of fire they laid down their precious life after fighting valiantly in the interest of Nation.

Meanwhile on 1st anniversary BSF remembered the supreme sacrifice made by Dipak Mandal, 2IC of 145 BN BSF.  On 16 Oct, 2017 at about 01:40 AM, one year back, the Officer in charge of Commandant, left BOP Belardepaalong with  two guards towards Sonamura, for spot verification of  a BSF vehicle accident near Sonamura. On his way to Sonamura, from BOP Belardeppa, Sh D K Mandal, observed 25-30 smugglers/miscreants herding 15-20 cattle heads on the road for smuggling towards Bangladesh. Sh. Dipak Kumar Mandalwith guards tried to stop smugglers/miscreants but they did not pay any heed and encircled them. The miscreants started pelting stones/ bricks on them. Meanwhile, some henchmen of the miscreants came from Belardepa side in vehicles and tried to run over Sh D K Mandal, 2IC/OffgComdt but failed. They keep on using vehicular movement dangerously and one vehicle with high speed hit Sh D KMandal,from back side causing grievousinjuries to him.Sensing graveness of situation, the guard with ShD K Mandalfired 04 rounds from his personal weapon AK-47 to ward off the threat. Immediately, ShD K Mandal was evacuated to Dhanpur Hospital for first aid then to Govt Hospital Melaghar and further to Kolkata. The injured Officer was evacuated and was admitted at Medica Super Specialty Hospital in critical coma condition. On 20 Oct, 2017, at 11:35 AM, Sh. Dipak Kumar Mandal, 2IC/OffgComdt breathed his last and attained martyrdom.