Border Security Force rescues 25 smuggled cattle in Meghalaya
Border Security Force (BSF) Meghalaya on Thursday rescued 25 cattle from the international border of West Jaintia Hills which were meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh.
WEST JAINTIA HILLS: Border Security Force (BSF) Meghalaya on Thursday rescued 25 cattle from the international border of West Jaintia Hills which were meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh.
The BSF also confiscated three vehicles in which these cattle were found crammed.
"In a joint operation with Meghalaya Police, the Mobile Check Post (MCP) of BSF Meghalaya confiscated three vehicles crammed with 25 cattle meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh from the international border of West Jaintia Hills," the BSF said in a statement.
Further investigation is underway.
Last month, police in Assam's Nagaon district seized two dozen cattle from smugglers.
"On the basis of source information today, SI Simanta Ray, O/C, Jakhalabandha PS, along with PS staff, detained one truck bearing Reg. No. AS 25EC 9833 which was illegally transporting 24 cattle heads from Jorhat side towards Meghalaya," Nagaon police had tweeted.
"Accordingly the vehicle and the cattle heads were recovered and seized. The following cattle smugglers were apprehended namely - 1. Rabul Islam, 27 years, S/O Akash Ali 2. Ekdil Hussain, 21 years, S/O Muslim Uddin Both of Vill Datialguri, PS Beloguri, Dist Morigaon," another tweet said. (ANI)
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