GUWAHATI, Aug 3: In two separate operations, troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force apprehended five Indian cattle smugglers from the International boundary of under South Salmara District (Assam) on intervening night of August 1 and August 2.
In first operation, on August 1, a joint Operations was launched by BSF troops of BOP Diara of 57 Bn BSF and Police team of Mankachar Police Station, in general area of Charaigaon village under South Salmara district of Assam. Party saw suspicious movement of cattle smugglers and challenged them to surrender. They tried to escape, but one cattle smuggler was apprehended by the party. He has been identified as Sayed (35) Choraigram village under Mankachar Police Station of South Salmara district of Assam.
In second operation, on August 2, BSF troops of BOP Jhalachar of 57 Bn BSF along with Police team of PS Mankachar, in general area of Village Kesarvitta under South Salmara District of Assam launched a joint operation on specific information. Troops laid ambush and observed some suspicious movement of cattle smugglers along with cattle heads. Alerted troops apprehended four cattle smugglers after hot pursuit along with 4 cattle heads and improvised Bamboo Jhula for smuggling of cattle over Border fence. Apprehended cattle smugglers have been identified as Kobad Hussain (30 yrs), Ayub Nabi (22 yrs), Riyazul (38), Mausa Slim (32). All are residents of Kesarvitta village under Mankachar Police Station of South Salmara district of Assam. They have been handed over to Mankachar Police Station for further legal action.
Besides, BSF troops of Guwahati Frontier seized 104 cattle heads having approximate value of Rs. 3,78,580/- and miscellaneous items amounting Rs.7,77,250/- on intervening night of August 1 and August 2.