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BSF Captures 5 Cattle Smugglers

NEWS DESK: In two separate operations, alert troops of the Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force apprehended 05 Indian cattle smugglers along with 09 cattle heads from bordering area of village Kaleralga, PS– Kharuabandha, Distt –South Salamara (Assam) and North Balabhut, PS- Tufanganj, Distt – Cooch Behar (WB) on the intervening night of 19-20 July 2020.

Acting on a tip-off, on 19 July 2020 at about 04:30 am, vigilant BSF troops of Border Out Post (BOP) Sishumara and Boreralga of 06 Bn BSF carried out a joint operation in the riverine area of the Indo-Bangladesh International border. Joint operation party observed suspicious movement of miscreants, on being challenged, the miscreants tried to flee away from the spot. BSF troops showing high level of alertness, apprehended 04 Indian cattle smugglers along with 05 cattle heads after a hot pursuit. The cattle heads were being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.

Apprehended cattle smugglers identified are as Akidur Islam (26 Yrs), S/O Noor Zamal, VPO & PS- Sukhchar, Distt-South Salmara (Assam) (ii) Md Jahangir Ali ( 22 Yrs), S/o Md Solemuddin Sheikh, R/o Chhotoharipur, PO- Piajbari, PS- Sukhchar, Distt- South Salamara (Assam), (iii) Shahidur Islam (22 Yrs), S/o Noor Islam, R/o Degreechar, PS-Sukhchar, distt- South Salamara (Assam) and (iv) Emdadul Hoque, (22 Yrs), S/o Jai Bahar Sheikh, VPO & PS- Sukhchar, Distt- South Salamara ( Assam). Apprehended smugglers alongwith seized cattle heads have been handed over to PS- Kharuabandha, Distt – South Salamara (Assam) for further legal action.

In an another operation, on 19 July 2020 at about 10:20 pm, vigilant BSF troops of Border Out Post (BOP) Balabhut of 62 Bn BSF observed a suspicious movement of miscreants on the Indo-Bangladesh International Border, on being challenged , the miscreants tried to flee away from the spot by taking advantage of the darkness. Alerted BSF troops apprehended 01 Indian cattle smuggler along with 04 cattle heads after hot pursuit, while cattle heads were being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.

Apprehended cattle smuggler identified as Bahadur Islam, (20 Yrs), S/o Jahangir Alom, R/o Airkata, PS- Fokirganj, Distt -Dhubri (Assam). Apprehended smuggler alongwith seized cattle have been handed over to PS-Tufanganj, Distt – Coochbehar (WB) for further legal action.

Besides, BSF troops of the Guwahati Frontier in different operations launched in the bordering area have seized 78 cattle heads, which were trying to be smuggled from India to Bangladesh. Keeping in view the vulnerability of the border due to theheightened activities of the smugglers and anti-national elements, BSF troops are always alert towards the issues of trans-border crimes & illegal infiltration and are making all out efforts to prevent commission of such crimes. 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.

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