DHUBRI: Adam Ali, a most wanted miscreant in several cases, who allegedly was involved in large-scale trans-border cattle smuggling through Indo-Bangladesh international border routes of Dhubri district, was nabbed along with his close aide from his hideout in Hatigaon area of Guwahati. Another cattle smuggler was arrested with 16 live ammunition of AK-47 from Bahadurtari (Newghat) area of Dhubri town in the last couple days.
Adam Ali's well-knit network of cattle transportation from Bihar, UP, West Bengal and Nepal to Dhubri and Bangladesh and his alleged connection with powerful people had helped him evade arrest so far. He is a big catch for police as far as trans-border cattle smuggling is concerned, a source close to Dhubri police said.
The source also informed that cattle smuggling in recent months had come down through the Dhubri border points after the new Superintendent of Police, Anand Mishra joined a few months back. After he took charge, his special police team swung into action against all kind of illegal activities, including drug, cattle smuggling and gambling. Even police personnel were not spared and many corrupt police officials, including the officer-in-charge of Gauripur police station, were arrested for their alleged involvement in corruption. Nearly 500 cattle heads were seized from the riverine area of River Brahmaputra and seven trans-border smugglers were arrested while five drug peddlers were arrested with drug comprising sleeping tablets and cough syrup worth Rs 5 lakh in recent months, the source added.
On a specific tip-off, Special Police Team of Dhubri raided a mobile shop on Sunday and recovered 16 live ammunition of AK-47. Police arrested the owner of the shop, Jahirul Islam. Talking to The Sentinel, Dhubri Superintendent of Police Anand Mishra said that Adam Ali was under 10 days police remand and was being interrogated by various State and Central intelligence agencies. "I am taking serious note of these cases and will dig deep into the cases so that the accused cannot get bail easily," Mishra said.
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