During his routine visit to the border area of PS Sonamura, Commandant Mondal encountered cattle smugglers. He challenged cattle smugglers who in return attacked him with bricks and lathis leaving him in a critical condition.
He had to be airlifted to Kolkata for treatment.
The incident took place near the Belardeppa border post in the Sipahijala district of Tripura when he was allegedly hit by a four-wheeler being used by the smugglers.
An accompanying Border Security Force jawan fired five rounds from his AK rifle to control the situation.