The United Democratic Party (UDP) Monday demanded action against the BSF personnel for harassing an officer of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department.
The incident took place at Muktapur village under Amlarem block in West Jaintia Hills District on February 11.
In a statement, UDP general secretary Jemino Mawthoh said the party strongly condemned the highhandedness of the BSF personnel against the government officer.
He said following the news item on social media which has gone viral, the officer was manhandled, interrogated and was asked to strip naked. The BSF personnel also threatened to shoot the officer at Zero Point along the border of India and Bangladesh.
This act on the part of the BSF personnel who are supposed to provide security along the border area has put the entire Security force in bad light. This shameful act on the part of the BSF personnel is highly unbecoming and uncalled for, Mawthoh added.
The UDP leader said that the party has not taken this lightly and will apprise the Director General BSF and the BSF Vigilance Department to investigate into the matter and take appropriate action against the personnel who have gone out of the way to harass the officer of the Government of Meghalaya.
“Such incidents could have easily been avoided to gain the trust of the border residents and the border sentinels should exercise restraint while dealing with the local population residing along the border areas,” he stated.