Police launched a crackdown on illegal cattle smugglers and arrested ten persons on Thursday evening at Srirampur area in Kokrajhar district.
Police apprehended a truck bearing registration number AS-01GC-3837 carrying 16 cattle illegally from West Bengal bound for Bangladesh via Meghalaya.
Police also arrested Arun Lyngdoh and Munna Saikia alias Ikram Hussain, president and secretary of the All India Livestocks Trader and Transporters Association, as they were escorting the illegal cattle truck.
Police so far apprehended ten persons involved in this incident. An FIR has been registered with Gossaigaon police station in this regard with case no.388/2019, U/S 120(B)/353/420/506 IPC,R/W Sec.11(1)(a)(d)(e)(h) of PCA Act,1960 and R/W Sec.192(A)/194/199 MV Act.
Speaking the reporters Kokrajhar SP Rajen Singh 54 cases have been registered against the cattle smuggLERS in Kokrajhar district in last four years.
According to records, 19 each cases were registered in 2016 and 2017,seven case registered in 2018 and nine in 2019 respectively.