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Police bust buffalo smuggling racket at Dharmanagar, arrest two


BY TC News Desk

Agartala,  29th February 2024 :   The Dharmanagar police station staff foiled a buffalo smuggling attempt on the wee hours of Thursday and arrested two smugglers from Anandabazar check point. The accused have been identified as Tadet and Liton Das alias Nantu, who is a notorious cow mafia from Ramnagar area under Panisagar police station.

According to the police, the duo was transporting foreign cattle buffaloes from Mizoram to Bangladesh via Tripura in a Bolero car. The police intercepted the car and seized the buffaloes. During interrogation, the accused revealed that they were working for Liton Das alias Nantu, who is the kingpin of the smuggling racket. Nantu has been evading arrest for the past few days and has allegedly bribed some officials to facilitate his illegal business.

The police said that Nantu and his associates have been smuggling buffaloes from Mizoram to Bangladesh through various routes in Tripura, such as Somamura, Boxanagar, Bishalgarh, and Udaipur. They have been making millions of rupees by exploiting the demand for buffaloes in Bangladesh. The police have launched a manhunt to nab Nantu and his accomplices.

The police have also appealed to the public to inform them about any suspicious activities related to cattle smuggling in their areas. They have assured that the identity of the informers will be kept confidential.

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