An East Guwahati Police Department (EGPD) team from the Jorabat Police Outpost seized two cattle laden trucks in separate operations on Thursday near Jorabat.
The operations were conducted based on specific information of illegal cattle smuggling, informed police.
The police intercepted the two trucks at Jorabat and seized a total of 40 cattle from them.
Three people were also taken into custody along with the trucks.
Police also informed that the accused could not provide any proper documents
The three persons have been identified as Asabul Ali (29), a resident of Kathuri, Surender Lohar (26), a resident of Samuguri, and Ali Ansari (21), hailing from Ulani.
Police informed that the trucks were headed towards Meghalaya when they were stopped near Jorabat. One of the trucks had a Guwahati registration while the other had a Sivasagar registration, they said.
Legal proceedings have been initiated against the three and they are being questioned for further information.
Taking to Twitter, Guwahati Police wrote, “An EGPD team from Jorabat OP of Basistha PS arrested 3 persons in 2 separate actions for smuggling 40 cattle in trucks en route Meghalaya. 2 trucks have been seized. The arrested culprits are: Asabul Ali (29) of Kathuri, Surender Lohar (26) of Samuguri, Ali Ansari (21) of Ulani.”