Dhubri Police Opens Fire At Cattle-Laden Vehicle, Arrests Two
Police said that two persons were arrested identified as Rofikul Hussain (driver) and Abdul Latif and rescued eight cattle from the vehicle.
Guwahati: The Assam police in Dhubri district of the state has opened fired on a cattle laden vehicle for puncturing its tyres and arrested two persons.
Police sources said that they have received a tip-off the police chased a vehicle which was reportedly carrying cattle illegally, singled it to stop.
"The driver of the vehicle ignored the police's warning and tried to flee from the spot. Police chased the vehicle for over 20 kilometres from Golakganj towards Dhubri town via Gauripur and with options running out, police opened fire puncturing the tyres of the vehicle resulted in the driver of the cattle-laden vehicle losing control over the van, following which it fell into a river", police said.
Police said that two persons were arrested identified as Rofikul Hussain (driver) and Abdul Latif and rescued eight cattlefrom the vehicle.
Earlier, a gun battle between BSF personnel and alleged cattle smugglers took place at Assam's South Salmara district in which one smuggler died and a BSF personnel sustained serious injuries. The incident took place along with Indio-Bangladesh international border. The incident took place when alleged cattle smugglers were purportedly trying to cross the international border with cattle.
The cattle smugglers allegedly opened fire on BSF personnel when being challenged. The BSF sources have said that the rest of the smugglers flee from the spot. The deceased smuggler has been identified as 23-year-old Md Mondal was a resident of Mondal Para in Mankachar police station area. Earlier, in a special operation, a team of Chhaygaon police, led by officer in-charge Kapil Pathak, nabbed three cattle smugglers who were transporting 10 cattle illegally on Wednesday. They have been identified as Rafiqul Miya (25), son of Dhola Miya from Champupara village, Devaraj Das (20), son of Kalicharan Das from Chamaria under Boko constituency and Mahibul Islam (30), son of Md. Naimuddin from Bbulukabari village under Chhaygaon constituency. Police sources said that a TATA Xenon vehicle (AS-01-KC-1823) was also seized.