SHILLONG, Aug 23: The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 103 cattle in the last two days from the Indo-Bangladesh border.
The seizure was made in the bordering areas of Gujangpara, South West Garo Hills District, Rajai, South West Khasi Hills District, Gasuapara, South Garo Hills District and Lynghat, East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, while being smuggled into Bangladesh from India.
On receiving inputs of suspected movement of cattle towards Intertiol Border, the BSF troops rushed towards the suspected area in Lynkghat where smugglers were attempting their nefarious act during broad daylight. The lineman was monitoring the movement of BSF observation post.
The BSF troops laid a trap to b the cattle smugglers with cattle by placing party at flanks and let the smugglers move towards Intertiol Border. As soon as the cattle smugglers came near to the intertiol border, they were challenged by the BSF. However, the smugglers maged to flee taking advantage of thick vegetation. The BSF troops cordoned the area and seized 66 cattle from the spot.
The Lyngkhat area is notorious for cattle smuggling and such attempts have been obstructed several times by the BSF. The border dwelling people on Indian side are being regularly briefed and sensitized on the issue for seeking their co-operation by the BSF.
Another 37 cattle were seized by the BSF troops from other bordering areas of South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills districts.
In another incident, the BSF troops deployed at Gasuapara, South West Garo Hills District, seized 11 cattle.