AGARTALA, Jan 21 � The BSF today handed over Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) head constable who had shot dead an Indian farmer in Tripura�s Sipahijala district along the border to the force.
Lutfar Rahaman was handed over to the 33 battalion of BGB of Comilla sector about 3 am, sources said.
Following the killing of farmer Shaha Alam of Tarakpur village yesterday, there was a commandant-level flag meeting between 29 battalion of BSF and 33 battalion of BGB near the spot but it was inconclusive as the BGB personnel were pressing for handing Lutfar to them, the sources said.
Later the matter was discussed in Foreign Ministry level of the two countries and the head constable was handed over, a BSF official said on condition of anonymity.
This decision was taken in larger interest of both the countries, sources said, adding BGB personnel assured to punish the erring head constable. � PTI