Meghalaya: BSF Rescues 88 Cattle on International Border with Bangladesh
"These buffaloes were being taken to the international border for smuggling to Bangladesh," BSF Meghalaya further said.
SHILLONG: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Meghalaya rescued 88 cattle from allegedly being smuggled into Bangladesh through the international border in the East Khasi Hills district of the state. Acting on a tip-off, vigilant troops of 110 Bn BSF Meghalaya confiscated 58 buffaloes brutally crammed into two trucks from Ichamati- Shela Road, East Khasi Hills, on Saturday, BSF Meghalaya stated. "These buffaloes were being taken to the international border for smuggling to Bangladesh," BSF Meghalaya further said. The seized cattle and vehicles have been handed over to the concerned Police station for further legal action.
"In a different operation, troops of the 193 BSF battalion conducted a special ambush and rescued 30 cattle on the international border of East Khasi Hills while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh. The seized cattle were handed over to Danger police station for further legal action," BSF Meghalaya further said. Enhanced vigilance by the BSF on the international border has led to the seizure of more than 2000 cattle from different border areas of Meghalaya since January 2023. Around 24 people have been arrested for allegedly being involved in 'cattle smuggling' after 51 cattle heads were seized from their possession in Assam's South Salmara Mankachar district along the India-Bangladesh border, officials said on Friday. Additional Superintendent of Police Faruk Ahmed said that based on secret information, police and BSF teams jointly launched an operation in the riverine areas along the international border and seized the cattle heads. (ANI)