Sipahijala: Tripura villagers caught hold of three Bangladeshi soldiers and beat them up for attempting to enter India by trespassing the border.

The incident occurred at Sipahijala district in Tripura. This is the border area between India and Bangladesh, where three soldiers, allegedly belonging to the Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) of Bangladesh were detained by villagers near pillar number 2059, near Kalamchara.

Hearing the news, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel rushed to the spot and took the RAB soldiers into their custody. The three soldiers were taken to Ashabari border Indian outpost.

Thus, BSF officers held a flag meeting with Border Guards of Bangladesh on Thursday afternoon.

The three soldiers were wearing plainclothes and were allegedly in Indian land to kidnap an Indian man Abu Khayer, say some reports. But other reports claim that Ridan Barua, Abdul Majid and Waheed were arrested on charges of trespassing the border alone.

Reports also claim that two women too are linked to the alleged RAB soldiers. After holding talks, the five were handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh.

India and Bangladesh share over 4156 km of border. Out of this, Tripura alone shares over 800 km.

With Rohingya Muslims and illegal immigrants sneaking into India from Bangladesh, the Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb is acting on tightening the security along the border.