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BSF discovers 80 metre-long tunnel for smuggling cattle to Bangladesh

The tunnel was reportedly being constructed through a tea garden by cattle smugglers.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2017 13:04 IST
Press Trust of India, Kisanganj, Bihar
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The tunnel was reportedly being constructed through a tea garden by cattle smugglers.(AFP File Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) found a 80-metre-long tunnel being dug through a tea garden by suspected cattle smugglers near the Chopra-Fatehpur border outpost.

The tunnel was found in north Bengal, adjacent to Kisanganj in Bihar.

The deputy inspector general (DIG) of BSF, Devi Sharan Singh, told reporters at the BSF’s sectoral headquarters in Kisanganj on Tuesday that the smugglers were digging the tunnel under the fence for smuggling cattle to Bangladesh.

The tunnel was being constructed through a tea garden allegedly by cattle smugglers for a long time in the darkness of night, the DIG said.

Singh said the BSF has enhanced patrolling along the border after the tunnel was discovered.

Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-km-long border.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 13:01 IST