Saturday, August 29, 2009

‘About 500 cattle illegally traded everyday’

GUWAHATI, Aug 29: “About 500 cattle are illegally smuggled along the Indo-Bangla border in Asom,” said Asomiya Yuva Mancha secretary general Jitul Deka.

While talking to The Sentinel, Deka alleged that about 80-90 trucks of cattle from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan and various other places enter Asom through the Srirampore checkgate in Kokrajhar and the Chagolia checkgate in Dhubri. The cattle are taken to Dakhin Salmora in Dhubri district and then with the help of local people they are taken to Haziraghat under Hatsingimari sub-division. The cattle are then drifted across the Brahmaputra and sent to Bangladesh, alleged Deka.

Deka said the beef industry of Bangladesh has grown over the years and this illegal smuggling of cattle in Asom has in fact helped the economy of the neighbouring country.

The Asomiya Yuva Mancha has demanded immediate Government action against this illegal trade of cattle. THE SENTINEL

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