SHILLONG, March 21: The BSF troops deployed at Lukaichar in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya apprehended two cattle carriers along intertiol border. When the alert BSF troops challenged the suspected smugglers, they started throwing stones on BSF party. The BSF party retaliated, lobbed one stun grede on cattle carriers. The BSF party encircled the suspected area and apprehended two Bangladeshi cattle carriers’ along with cattle while being smuggled from India to Bangladesh. The cattle carriers later identified as Abdul Karim (24) and Hamidul Islam (20) of Bahadurbad village under Diwanganj police station in Jamalpur district of Bangladesh. It was revealed that they work only as carrier and earns Rs.1, 500 for one pair of cattle.
They revealed that the consignment of cattle brought from Filbat Sangma of Nurubguoara in South West Garo Hills and Bablu Sheikh of Lukaichar in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya and handed over to Bangladeshi tiols Ashab Ali (35) of Makhchar and Md N H Ali (30), of Bagachar in Bangladesh.
Similarly, in three more incidents, the BSF troops deployed at Tuka, East Khasi Hills district, Gumaghat, South West Khasi Hills district and Gopithkila, South West Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya seized 24 cattle worth Rs. 1.8 lakh while being smuggled to Bangladesh.
In a separate incident the BSF troops deployed at Barsora, South west Garo Hills apprehended one Bangladeshi tiol mely Rasid Ali (38) of Rabhumi village in Sumganj district of Bangladesh while he was infiltrating into Indian territory from Bangladesh.
The BSF party search and recovered one mobile phone with one Bangladeshi SIM from his possession. Apprehended person handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) a goodwill gesture for legal action at their end.
BSF has approached the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to keep a strict vigil and to enhance its domition at these vulnerable patches. BGB assured BSF its co-operation in stopping the mece.
Two Bangladeshi cattle smugglers bbed