BSF foils major cattle smuggling attempts in Meghalaya, recover 43 cattle heads
Guwahati/IBNS: The troops of Border Security Force (BSF) have foiled a major cattle smuggling attempt in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district along Indo-Bangladesh border.
Since the lockdown kicked in, there has been a decline in cattle smuggling in the state due to the restrictions on movement of people and vehicle, but now with ease in lockdown, nefarious design of Indian and Bangladesh cattle smugglers starts taking shape again.
The alert BSF troops deployed on the international border in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya seized 43 cattle worth more than Rs 20 lakh on Thursday.
Later the seized cattle heads were handed over to police
U K Nayal, DIG of BSF said that the Border Security Force deployed at Bangladesh Border is performing its duties with full devotion to stop all illegal activities and Trans Border Crimes.
“There are reports that the Cattle smuggling syndicate is again gearing up and trying to revive Siliguri- Kahanapara – Nongpoh route to supply cattle for smuggling not only in East Khasi Hills but also in Garo Hills district of Meghalaya,” the BSF official said.
U K Nayal further said that, before the cattle smuggling takes an alarming shape again, police and other agencies should also step forward, co-ordinate and launch special operation with BSF to stop the menace of cattle smuggling.