Recently Ranghirkhari police seized five trucks loaded with betel nut at Silchar on Wednesday night. The betel nuts were smuggled from Burma via Mizoram. Police arrest four drivers and one fled away. One truck owner namely Islam Uddin resident of Badarpur, Karimganj district was also taken to police custody while he came to police station.
The practice of betel nut smuggling is continued for a long time in which MLA, Minister’s involvement is suspected.
On the other hand Cachar SP Rakesh Roshan already made it clear, the investigation is continued to find out the root of the racket. Who ever is found involve in it strong action will be taken against them.
The arrested drivers and truck owners were produced to the court on Thursday evening. The judge remanded the arrested persons for three days custody.