Cops intercept livestock smuggling bid, shoot in the air in self-defense: Assam. After being ambushed by a bunch of cattle smugglers. The Assam Police resorted to firing in the air and recovered 30 bovines from them near the India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri district. A senior official said on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at Birshing Char (sandbar) on the Bangladesh-India border. When the livestock traffickers attempted to enter the neighboring nation through the river route.
Around 8 p.m., Dhubri ASP Rosyrani Sarma stated that wo teams of police officers were sent in as many boats in response to a particular input.
Police teams pursued the smugglers’ boat and signaled them to halt, but they attempted to flee the scene.
A boat with livestock was stop at around 10.40 p.m, ASP says.
When the police pursued the smugglers, Sarma added, the boatman moored it on the riverbank and then assaulted the police teams with sharp weapons.
“The police officers responded in self-defense and they were compell to fire around six shots into the air. The smugglers were able to depart the location by taking advantage of the darkness,” the officer said.
In the smugglers’ assault, no police officers are harm. According to the ASP
“From the boat, we saved 30 bovines. A case is register under the relevant provisions of the IPC. And the livestock traffickers is saught,” Sarma says.