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CBI arrests BSF officer Satish Kumar in connection with cattle smuggling case

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Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (November 17, 2020) arrested the then commandant of 36 Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF), Satish Kumar in reference to a cattle smuggling case.

Kumar was questioned for a number of hours on the CBI workplace in Kolkata on Tuesday. He was later arrested by the company within the night.

Charges slapped towards Kumar are 120B IPC and Section 7, 11 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Earlier on September 23, the investigating company had carried out searches at his workplace and residence throughout a number of places in Kolkata.

Kumar is presently posted on the BSF unit in Raipur.

The CBI had registered a case on September 21, 2020, towards Satish Kumar, Md Enamul Haq, Anarul Sheikh and Mohammed Golam Mustafa.

The preliminary inquiry performed by the CBI revealed that in Kumar’s tenure as Commandant of 36 Battalion in Malda district of West Bengal between December 2015 and April 2017, greater than 20,000 cattle had been apprehended throughout a smuggling bid however weren’t seized and the smugglers weren’t apprehended .

“The cattle were auctioned within 24 hours of being seized and seizure lists were made arbitrarily categorizing the breed and size of seized animals with an intention to reduce the upset price of the cattle during auctions. In lieu of that favor, Md Enamul Haque used to pay Rs 2,000 per cattle to BSF officers and Rs 500 to concerned customs officers, “the FIR by CBI learn.

The FIR registered by CBI additional talked about that solely a stated batch of merchants was allowed to purchase cattle at very low costs on the auctions. After displaying the auctioned cattle to have been disposed of on the native market, the identical was illegally smuggled throughout the worldwide border.

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