In an operation launched by the forest department at Gossaigaon, a truck has been seized loaded with buffalo horn and bone on Tuesday night. The truck bearing registration number UP 21C/N1871 was carrying the horns and bones to Uttar Pradesh from Manipur.
The Kasugaon forest department has launched the operation at 31 No National Highway against buffalo horn smuggling after it received information through internal source. Receiving the information, a team of Srirampur forest ranges officials under the leadership of forest divisional officer Motilal Basumatary have started the operation at 12 midnight and seized the truck loaded with buffalo horns and bones.
The forest department also detained three persons in connection to it including the truck driver. The persons have been identified as Mohammad Nasim, Arbaz Khan and Mohammad Junaid who hails from Uttar Pradesh.
However, the forest officials informed that whether the bones and horns are being carried legally or illegally will come into light after the investigation.