A day before the top court issued the direction, the Centre told SC that a unique identification number for animals has been suggested by an expert panel to evolve a mechanism to stop trafficking of cattle across the Indo-Bangla border, reported PTI.
India shares 4096-km border with Bangladesh. The border is notorious for smuggling of cattle, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes.
As the government is tightening the noose against cattle smuggling, the criminals are resorting to innovative ways to transport cows across the border.
In April, the BSF had discovered a 80-feet long tunnel on India-Bangladesh border in Kishanganj, Bihar. The BSF reportedly believed that the tunnel was used for smuggling cattle.