Assam Police Rescue 20 Cattle Heads in Sonapur

According to sources, the traveler vehicle was en route Meghalaya when it was intercepted at Khetri.
Assam Police Rescue 20 Cattle Heads (Representative image)
Assam Police Rescue 20 Cattle Heads (Representative image)

Continuing its drive against cattle smuggling, Assam Police seized a cattle-laden traveler vehicle in Assam’s Sonapur in the early hours of Friday.

As many as 20 cattle heads were rescued from the vehicle bearing registration number ‘AS 12 AC 3609’.

According to sources, the traveler vehicle was en route Meghalaya when it was intercepted at Khetri.

The driver of the vehicle and another occupant was arrested in connection to the seizure.

Notably, a Swift vehicle, which was accompanying the cattle-laden car, was also intercepted and seized, however, the occupants somehow managed to escape taking opportunity of the darkness.

Earlier on August 16, around 19 cattle heads were rescued by Guwahati police in two separate incidents on the outskirts of the city.

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According to reports, a team of East Guwahati Police District (EGPD) from Sonapur intercepted a Tata Yodha truck with eight cattle which were being smuggled. Two persons were arrested in connection it.

In another incident, a team of EGPD from Basistha PS rescued 11 cattle heads from Jorabat. The truck was intercepted when the cattle was being smuggled from Morigaon to Byrnihat. Police arrested the driver and another occupant in the vehicle.

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