DHUBRI: Assam Police today seized nine cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh in Assam's Dhubri district.
The cattle were seized around 3. 30 am today at the Kaim-bhashanir Char riverine area of Brahmaputra river that falls under Dhubri Sadar Police Station.
The cattle mafia however managed to flee taking advantage of the dark.
According to police, there were three to four cattle mafias who were illegally smuggling cattle from other states to Bangladesh by floating the cattle in the Brahmaputra River.
Police said they are taking benefit of the flooded river and supplying the cattle illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border.
Based on a tip-off, Sub-inspector Prashanta Das and Nilomoni Nath of Dhubri Sadar Police Station carried a special operation at Kaim-bhashanir Char riverine area when they seized the cattle.
"It is to be noted that due to flooded season the water level of the river rises high and that is why the demand is also on high," informed Prashanta Das.
The confiscated cattle are being handed over to the government pound informed Police.
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