DHUBRI, Aug 8 - In a joint operation by Dhubri police and South Salmara Mancachar police late on Friday night, as many as 56 cattle were seized.
As many as 44 cattle were seized from a boat and apprehended three suspected cattle smugglers, identified as Mozibar Rahman, Habiluddin and Ashad Ali, all hailing from Porarchar under South Salmara Police Station. On being chased, another boat carrying cattle deliberately dropped them to the river water near Bolderalga Char under South Salmara Police Station, police said.
Total 12 numbers of cattle were recovered from the river water and but the accused persons managed to escape the spot.
Meanwhile, in another operation, Dhubri police seized Rs 6 lakh and three bank passbooks from the house of one Eunus Ali, suspected to be involved in the cattle smuggling cases. However, Ali managed to escape when police raided his house.