Police arrest five cow smugglers, seize 95 cows

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Darjeeling, May 1 (IANS) Five persons were arrested from West Bengal’s Siliguri for allegedly trying to smuggle 95 cows to Bangladesh, police said on Monday.

“We have arrested five Indian residents for allegedly trying to smuggle 95 cows in multiple vehicles from Siliguri’s Bidhan Nagar area on Sunday night,” said a senior police officer from Siliguri rural sub-division.

According to police, the five accused are residents of West Bengal’s North Dinajpur district. They were planning to smuggle the cows through the India-Bangladesh border in North Dinajpur’s Changrabanda.

“When their vehicles were stopped at the police checkpost, they were not able to produce any valid documents for the cows. The five accused have been slapped with charges of smuggling. They would be produced before a court,” the officer added.

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