Tuka ( India -Bangladesh border ) : Frequent seizures by the Indian border guards indicate, smuggling of cattle has shown a phenomenal increase this year along the International border Though desperation on the part of cattle smugglers is seen, they are making daring bids to cross over the cattle to Bangladesh but most of their attempts have been foiled.
In a recent incident, cautious BSF troops deployed at Tuka in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya noticed suspected movement near International Border. The Ops party rushed towards the spot but the miscreants ran away taking cover of thick vegetation and bad weather. Subsequently, BSF troops recovered 29 cattle worth more than Rs. 5.5 lakhs. The smugglers were trying to smuggle from the unfenced area but BSF jawans deployed along the border foiled their attempts. The smugglers are also trying to smuggle cattle through fenced areas by breaching the fence .
In another incident the Indian border guards deployed at Nayabazar, East Khasi seized 24 cattle worth more than Rs. 4.9 lac while being smuggled from India to Bangladesh.
After continuous anti -smuggling drives and putting extra vigil on the border, the BSF has been achieving success in countering the cattle smuggling effecting considerable seizure in a row at zero line.
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