Troopers who thrashed Bangladeshi will be punished: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday described as ‘unfortunate, condemnable and rare’ the incident involving some Border Security Force (BSF) personnel beating up a Bangladesh national, adding that the guilty will be punished.

Talking to mediapersons here, Chidambaram said the BSF personnel found to be prima facie involved in the incident have been suspended.

‘Anyone found guilty will be severely punished,’ he said.

A video had surfaced earlier in January showing a man being kicked and beaten by men donning BSF-style dark green fatigues in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district along the India-Bangladesh border.

The BSF had suspended eight personnel after they were prima facie found involved in the incident.