Guwahati: Amid the Durga puja and Dussehra festivity, cow smugglers tried new modus operandis to smuggle cattle in Assam. But vigilant Assam police foiled all attempts of the smugglers.
Guwahati City Police on Wednesday intercepted a goods truck carrying cattle in the Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya border and arrested two cattle smugglers, Laden Ali and Mohidul Ali. Both are residents of the Mikirbheta area in Morigaon district and known cow smugglers.
A team of East Guwahati Police District from Jorabat Out Post of Basistha police station intercepted the truck in the Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya border and recovered 14 cattle. The truck was trying to smuggle the cattle from Morigaon district into Byrnihat in Meghalaya.
Earlier on Saturday night, while the whole state was busy in Maha Sasthi puja, Assam Police foiled a smuggling attempt and rescued 34 cattle heads from a night super bus in the Nagaon district.
Police had input that cattle were being smuggled near the Kaliabor area and set up a Naka checking accordingly in Missa police station. Police intercepted the night super passenger bus in the Missa area and found 34 cattle heads. However, the driver and others escaped from the spot after seeing the police team.
“Based on secret information, we had set up a Naka check in front of Missa police outpost and intercepted a vehicle. After seeing our team, the driver of the bus and other persons fled from the area. During checking, we found 34 cattle heads inside the bus. The bus was coming from Jakhalabandha side towards Meghalaya,” Misa police station OC said. On the other hand, Assam Police arrested four cattle smugglers and rescued 9 cattle heads in the Borghat area of the Nagaon district.
Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted two vehicles coming from the Samaguri area and found the cattle in them. Arrested smugglers were identified as Roshidul Haque alias Ratul, Shahjahan Ali, Ashadul Islam and Amit Nayak.
On Saturday night, Nagaon police recovered 17 cattle heads illegally transported towards Karbi Anglong.
Two cattle smugglers Anajat Ali and Ramjan Ali were arrested by police.