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Stop cow smuggling along Indo-Bangla border: Rajnath to BSF

BSF personnel should check the smuggling of cattle, especially cows, from India-Bangladesh border and clamp it down at any cost, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

“You (BSF) have to work on many frontiers. You have to strive to stop illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, deal with narcotics,fake currency notes being smuggled from this border.

“I want to tell BSF jawans and officers that you should stop the smuggling of cows (at this border) at any cost and if you are doing that already I compliment you for that,” the Home Minister said while delivering his speech during the 45th Raising Day celebrations of the force here.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed was also among those attended the event.

Cow is revered by the Hindus and the RSS and its affiliated associations have been vocal about the
illegal transport of cows and other cattle across the border for slaughtering.

The 4,096 km Indo-Bangla border is guarded by the Border Security Force, with BGB the counterpart on other side, and this frontier is notorious for smuggling of cattle, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also lauded the country’s largest border guarding force, which also guards the India-Pakistan border, for giving a befitting reply to Pakistan during the recent spate of ceasefire violations in the area.


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