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Trucks with cattle far above specified limits seized; 2 held

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JORABAT, Nov 25 - Seizure of three cattle-laden trucks in greater Jorabat area on Tuesday night has testified beyond doubt to the fact that cattle smuggling through Assam as a major transit state still remains a major challenge for the State police machinery. Acting on specific inputs from its sources, Jorabat police last night seized three cattle-laden trucks (AS 01MC 1408, AS 02AC 6662 and AS 01DD 4951) on National Highway-37 in and around Jorabat and apprehended two drivers. However, the driver and the helper of a 12-wheeler truck managed to flee before police could get hold of them.

According to investigating officer ASI Umesh Upadhaya, a total of 88 bovines were rescued from the three trucks and have been kept in a field at Sonapur for the period of the investigation. Necessary arrangement has been put in place for keeping the bovines so long the case is under investigation. However, the health condition of two of the bovines is said to be worrisome.

Meanwhile, knowledgeable sources revealed that normally about eight bovines are allowed to be transported in a big truck. As such, questions are now being raised as to how 88 cows and bulls were being transported by the three trucks. Another shocking fact is that the three trucks managed to escape several police checkgates right from their point of origin in Nagaon area.

Knowledgeable sources also revealed that the illegal trade allegedly mushroomed under the previous Congress government in the State and it was expected to be checked after the BJP assumed power. However, just the opposite has been witnessed. Now the business is allegedly flourishing at twice the rate compared to that during the previous regime.

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Trucks with cattle far above specified limits seized; 2 held

JORABAT, Nov 25 - Seizure of three cattle-laden trucks in greater Jorabat area on Tuesday night has testified beyond doubt to the fact that cattle smuggling through Assam as a major transit state still remains a major challenge for the State police machinery. Acting on specific inputs from its sources, Jorabat police last night seized three cattle-laden trucks (AS 01MC 1408, AS 02AC 6662 and AS 01DD 4951) on National Highway-37 in and around Jorabat and apprehended two drivers. However, the driver and the helper of a 12-wheeler truck managed to flee before police could get hold of them.

According to investigating officer ASI Umesh Upadhaya, a total of 88 bovines were rescued from the three trucks and have been kept in a field at Sonapur for the period of the investigation. Necessary arrangement has been put in place for keeping the bovines so long the case is under investigation. However, the health condition of two of the bovines is said to be worrisome.

Meanwhile, knowledgeable sources revealed that normally about eight bovines are allowed to be transported in a big truck. As such, questions are now being raised as to how 88 cows and bulls were being transported by the three trucks. Another shocking fact is that the three trucks managed to escape several police checkgates right from their point of origin in Nagaon area.

Knowledgeable sources also revealed that the illegal trade allegedly mushroomed under the previous Congress government in the State and it was expected to be checked after the BJP assumed power. However, just the opposite has been witnessed. Now the business is allegedly flourishing at twice the rate compared to that during the previous regime.

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