53 more cattle, meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh, were seized by the Border Security Force from two different locations along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya, an official said today.
The BSF troops deployed at Fokachindi and Balughat areas in South West Garo Hills district captured 37 cattle from being smuggled to Bangladesh. In another similar incident, the troopers stationed at Lyngkhat area near the international border in East Khasi Hills district seized 16 cattle, a BSF official said.
However, none of the cattle smugglers were arrested from both the areas taking advantage of darkness, hilly slope and unfenced gaps. The Border Security Force has intensified its operations on the Indo-Bangladesh Border to prevent such menace of cattle smuggling.
The BSF has issued operational guidelines to further strengthen border domination so as to put effective check on the menace of smuggling and activities of anti-national elements.
On the other hand, troops and field commanders have been asked to maintain extra vigil on the border.