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Mangaldai Police on Saturday busted an inter-district racket of criminals in Assam’s darrang district.

The notorious gang was involved in dozens of cases of cattle lifting, looting of ATM booths and business establishments.

Operating night patrolling team led by officer-in-charge of Mangaldai Police Station, inspector Niranjan Baruah, sub-inspectors Latuk Das and Dantejit Deuri managed to nab five members of the gang.

The police team gave them a chase after they attempted to flee ignoring police signal.

The police recovered one bull and two cows loaded inside an Ertiga car bearing registration AS-01-LC-2380.

Half a dozen of equipment used in cutting of locks, shutters including knives, wire cutters, iron bars etc have also been seized from their possession.

The accused during their preliminary interrogation have confessed before police that they were already involved in lifting of more than forty numbers of livestock from Darrang alone apart from looting ATM booths, shops and business establishments in different parts of the State.

The stolen cattle are regularly sold in slaughter house located in Hajo under Kamrup district, stated officer-in-charge of Mangaldai Police Station Niranjan Baruah.

Police on Saturday produced all the accused who hail from Hajo and Nalbari areas before the court requesting their seven days police custody to collect more information after booking them under several sections of the IPC including cruelty against animals.

“We have moved the court for seven days police custody of arrested persons as we are expecting more vital information during further interrogation and also regarding the other absconding members of the notorious gang,” said Baruah while talking to Northeast Now on Saturday afternoon.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com