Close on the heels of the Assam Police’s crackdown on those running syndicates, the Gosaigaon Police has achieved a major breakthrough by arresting 10 cattle smugglers including a veterinary doctor on Thursday night as part of its operation to check the menace.
Based on reliable information, the Gosaigaon police apprehended a cattle loaded truck (AS01GC/3837) coming from West Bengal, and also arrested the alleged kingpin Munna Saikia, who was traveling in an Innova.
Along with the truck one Innova car (AS01AK/7363) with Arun Lyngdon and Munna Saikia alias Ikram Hussain, self-styled President and General Secretary of All India Livestock Traders and Transporter Association, have been kept in custody.
They were escorting the vehicle from west Bengal side. One Alto car bearing registration number WB70l/8539 was also apprehended.
Within 24 hours, Police unearthed few cow theft rackets with international links from various places of the state recovering 59 cows from Lanka-Dabaka, 103 cows from Mairabari, 36 cows from Bogibeel, 10 cows from Basistha.
Since beef is one of the main and favourite food items in Bangladesh, cattle smuggling from Assam and other neighboring States has emerged as a major illegal trade to earn money.
After strict instructions from the Assam Government, Assam Police came into action and launched a crackdown on cattle syndicate. Police sources said that further enquiry was going on and more arrests would be made soon.