BSF under Guwahati Frontier apprehended an Indian cattle smuggler along with over 100 cattle heads during separate operations from the bordering areas of Assam’s Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar districts and Coochbehar in West Bengal.
Acting on tip off, troops of BSF BOP Chowkichar of 41Bn BSF under Guwahati Frontier carried out a special operation in the general area of Old Chowkichar village under South Salmara police station in Dhubri district.
“During the operation, carried out on Thursday, the BSF troops were able to apprehend an Indian cattle smuggler along with 70 cattle heads and 5 Chappu boats while these were being smuggled from India to Bangladesh,” the BSF said in a statement.
The apprehended cattle smuggler has been identified as 26-year-old Sahinur Islam, son of Sona Mia, resident of Motakhawa village under South Salmara police station under Dhubri district.
“The apprehended cattle smuggler along with the seized cattle heads has been handed over to the South Salmara police station for further legal action,” the BSF PRO stated.
Besides, vigilant BSF troops under Guwahati Frontier also rescued 36 cattle heads in various other operations from bordering areas of Coochbehar district in West Bengal and Assam’s Dhubri and South Salmara Mankachar districts while the same were being smuggled from India to Bangladesh, it said.
BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes and illegal infiltration and are making all endeavours to contain such trans-border crimes.