Assam: 95 cattle heads seized by police, 3 smugglers arrested

Tiklo Khan has been running the cattle syndicate in upper Assam for several years.

Dibrugarh police on Wednesday arrested three notorious cattle smugglers and seized 95 cattle heads from their possession at the Brahmaputra river bank in upper Assam.

The smugglers have been identified as Mohammad Akhtar Raja Khan alias Tiklu Khan, Mohammad Anuwarul Haque and Mohammad Anish Rahman.

Police have arrested all the three accused against Dibrugarh PS case no. 1339/21 u/s 468/471/429/153(a)/379/411 IPC r/w sec 8 of Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950, amended in 1962.

Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra said, “After receiving specific information, we formed a team and raided a location near the Brahmaputra river bank and seized 70 cattle heads and arrested two persons Tiklu Khan and Mohammad Anuwarul Haque. In another raid, 25 cattle were seized and arrested Anish Rahman of Panchali”.

“The cattle were brought from Silapathar area through river route. We are interrogating them, and as per law, we will take action against them,” Mishra said.

“Tiklo Khan is a notorious cattle smuggler in upper Assam and uses the river route for smuggling and sells them at a high price. He also runs the cattle syndicate in upper Assam by managing the police, journalists among others,” said a source.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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