Two held for interstate canine smuggling by Darrang police
The street dogs which were rescued by Darrang police from an interstate canine smuggling racket have been shifted to a dog rehabilitation centre run by a Guwahati based NGO ‘Just Be Friendly’
MANGALDAI: The street dogs which were rescued by Darrang police from an interstate canine smuggling racket have been shifted to a dog rehabilitation centre run by a Guwahati based NGO 'Just Be Friendly' on Sunday night. "All the eleven dogs rescued in an operation from village No 1 Sialmari under Dalgaon Police Station on Saturday was handed over to the NGO to be kept at their rehabilitation centre in Guwahati," said Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Rosy Kalita while talking to 'The Sentinel'.
She further informed that these street dogs were loaded in a car bearing registration no AS 07 P 3919 with their mouths being wrapped with ropes and then put inside gunny bags. Two accused identified as Nelson (25) and Rostanwel Timung (34) both residents of Karbi Anglong district have been arrested in connection with Case No 461 / 2022) u/s 379 IPC and section 11, sub section 1& d of Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals Act registered at Dalgaon Police Station. During interrogation the accused confessed to the police that the dogs were trapped tempting them to some food mixed with some substance turning the dogs into a semi conscious state. The dogs thus trapped are to be trafficked to Dimapur in Nagaland to sell at a high price ahead of the celebration of the Christmas festival. The accused duo who were later remanded to judicial custody through the court also admitted that earlier many street dogs were smuggled from different areas of Assam.