126 kilograms of Hilsha fish seized from Indo-Bengla border on Friday. The truck was seized with full of Hilshas worth approximately Rs 11,26,000.
Just within the span of few days, after Cachar Forest Division rescued and released a Bengal Monitor Lizard and a Burmese python, this time 126 kilograms of Hilsha fish recovered from Indo-Bengal border on Friday.
Reportedly, smuggling of living animals is a growing issue which needs special government attention. Though people thought that the environment of animal lifting may go lower after the big chaos as trafficking of 12 rare species including 1 kangaroo reported in Assam. But still, the issue seems a never-ending issue.
During a routine operation on Wednesday, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops searched a suspicious vehicle coming from Bangladesh, and during the search found Hilsha Fish in nine white bags inside the cabin of the truck. There are just unstoppable instances of life smuggling during the last few days.
According to BSF, the accused identified as Biplab Shil is a resident of North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal. They apprehended him for allegedly smuggling huge quantity of Hilsha fish to India from Bangladesh through the ICP Petrapole, India-Bangladesh border. These items were being illegally carried without custom clearance, according to BSF.
The accused was then handed over to the Petrapole Police Station along with the seized items. An FIR has been lodged, and further investigation into the case is underway.
Now its time to see what action does the police take against the smuggler? Or would the police shelter the accused like similar other cases?