282 cattle heads seized in Assam's Udalguri after alleged violation of 'Cattle Act'

282 cattle heads seized in Assam's Udalguri after alleged violation of 'Cattle Act'

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RANGIA: Acting on a tip-off, the Rangia Railway police seized 282 cattle heads -- including buffaloes, calves, and cows -- at the Tangla Railway Station on Saturday, January 9. According to reports, as many as 5 calves died in the shelter.

The cattle heads which were transported through railway carriages from Hajipur of Bihar were impounded after an NGO worker of Goalpara district filed an FIR with Dangtal Railway Station Police under Dhaligaon Police Station in Chirang district.

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The cattle heads along with the more than 50 traders were later sheltered at Bhootbangla crematorium ground in Tangla town of Udalguri district where the local citizens and Marwari Yuva Samaj members provided makeshift tents and food materials to the bovines.

Talking to this publication, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rangia Railway, Trinayan Bhuyan said, "We have impounded the cattle acting on the F.I.R received from an NGO worker registered under 429 IPC R/W Sec 11(1) (h) of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and found that all of the bovines have been lawfully purchased with pre-requisite documents from Hajipur of Bihar but certain guidelines of Cattle Act were flouted as food was not being provided to the bovines during transportation and thus, we have sent the matter to court."

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