Cattle from India harming Bangladesh economy

Online | Published: July 16, 2017 10:49:12 | Updated: October 25, 2017 05:18:18


Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) formally requested the Border Security Force (BSF) of India to stop Cattle smuggling.

a senior officer of BGB said Cattle smuggled from India is harming the economy of Bangladesh.

“Actually it (cattle smuggling is harming our economy. If it doesn’t come from India then our dairy farmers can go up and we can take care of ourselves,” BGB Region commander addl director general Md Zahid Hasan told reporters.

He said, “We have requested BSF to stop smuggling and a lot of other related issues can be resolved by that.”

The BGB officer who attended the four-day BSF-BGB Border Coordination Conference in Meghalaya also admitted that cattle smuggling was one of the agendas of the conference.

Stating that cattle all by itself cannot walk across the border, Hasan said, “We have requested that such kind of smuggling be stopped because these cattle are coming from deep inside from within India and from West of India.”

The BGB region commander and the Meghalaya frontier BSF IG PK Dubey also met Meghalaya’s director general of Police SB Singh and discussed on the issue of cattle smuggling and cross border crimes, according to a reports by www.hindustantimes.com.

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