GUWAHATI, Aug 7 - Demanding a thorough probe into the allegations of a powerful syndicate carrying out cattle trade along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam, NGO Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in the matter.
Referring to the arrest of a journalist in Dhubri and subsequent allegations and counter-allegations from various segments over the matter, the NGO stated that there is certainly more to it than meets the eye.
�Cattle theft and smuggling to neighbouring Bangladesh is not a new development in Dhubri. However, the matter has not been given due importance due to reasons best known to the authorities. A thorough probe into the matter is of utmost importance as it involves our international border and thus, is a matter of national security as well. Both the allegations of a powerful syndicate dominating the cattle trade and smuggling in Dhubri, as well as the allegations of extortion and bribe to sweep the matter under the carpet, must be thoroughly probed,� the Guwahati-based NGO demanded.