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The kingpin of transborder cattle smuggling arrested, more in the pipeline: says CBI

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Thousands of cattle are smuggled from India to Bangladesh each year, especially during Eid-ul Azha. There is more demand during Eid-ul Azha and hence, the smuggling increases exponentially during this time. The cattle smuggling from India to Bangladesh ensures sufficient supply of protein in neighbouring countries 

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CBI arrested cattle smuggling racket suspect

On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) arrested the kingpin of a cattle smuggling racket. The accused is identified as Muhammad Enamul Haque. He was arrested on Friday morning in Delhi CBI carried out search operations in five locations in Kolkata following which the accused was arrested. Muhammad Enamul Haque is the first one to be arrested in the case and as officials have reported there are more in the pipeline.

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CBI conducted raids in 15 places including Delhi, Kolkata, Murshidabad, Amritsar, Raipur and Ghaziabad on Thursday. Before that, a case was filed against BSF Commandant Satish Kumar of 36 BSF Battalion. Many traders were also included namely Anarul SK, Mohammad Golam Mostafa and Haque.

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The kingpin of transborder cattle smuggling arrested, more in the pipeline: says CBI

As the sources have reported, there was a strong nexus for the operation of cattle smuggling. In 3018, Jibu Mathew, BSF commandant was arrested by CBI at Alappuzha railway station. He was found with Rs 47 lakh cash and this amount of money is disproportionate to what he earns. When an investigation was done, the name of Haque came to the surface. Though he was arrested later he got bail and was released.

It is being said that Haque’s net worth is nearly Rs 1000 crore besides his properties in Lalgola, Murshidabad, Kolkata and Dubai. Haque is suspected to have a major role in transborder cattle smuggling for many years.¬†

 

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