Launching a crackdown on cattle smuggling, police is Western Assam, in two separate raids rescued a total of 55 cattle on Tuesday.

While, in a massive crackdown, Police in Dhubri district of Assam rescued as many as 51 cattle.

These 51 cattle were rescued in the nick of time just when they were about to enter Bangladeshi territory.

Personnel of the Dhubri Police Station intercepted a boat with 25 cattle on-board over the river Brahmaputra.

The remaining 26 cattle were rescued from different parts of the district.

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While personnel of the Tamarhat Police Station rescued 16 cattle, Golakganj Police rescued 7 and Nalia Police Station rescued 3.

On the other hand, 2 Buffaloes and 2 cows were rescued at Matkhola and Satdubi respectively in the South Salmara district.

A case has also been registered in connection with the seizure.

Notably, the bordering areas in Assam and Meghalaya which comprises of large lengths of unfenced borders with Bangladesh seems to be turning into hub for cattle smugglers.

Riverine border, hilly terrain and unfenced border in many sections of the International Border provides a safe haven for smugglers to carry out such activities.

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