Siliguri, 19th February: 10 men have been arrested on the charge of smuggling cattle in a freight truck. Reportedly, the cattle were being transported from Panjipara in North Dinajpur towards Assam.
According to sources, the jawans of the 51st Battalion of SSB launched an operation on Monday late night and seized a container and two trucks. After conducting a search, 80 cows and buffaloes were recovered from the truck.
Reportedly, 6 mobile phones, 48 thousand rupees and other valuables worth 52 lakh 61 thousand rupees were recovered from the arrested accused.
According to the BSF sources, the rescued cattle and other items were handed over to the NJP police station. The 10 arrested accused were produced before the Jalpaiguri court on Wednesday.