Tripura Police arrests two dog smugglers.
Tripura Police on Tuesday arrested two dog smugglers carrying four Indian breed dogs tied tightly inside bags.
The official said that an FIR is being registered against the accused under Prevention of Cruelty against Animals Act, 1960 of the Indian Penal Code.
(Pictures collected from Pawsome’s Facebook Page)
The accused are identified as Johnunsanga, Lalthanmuia are residents of Kanhmun, a Mizoram village bordering Tripura in the north district.
The dogs were handed over to Pawsome – an animal-friendly NGO for treatment and safekeeping till their ownership can be established.
Rigved Dutta, general secretary of the NGO said they have recovered 20 dogs from smuggling rackets in the past. He thanked Tripura Police for taking the initiative.
Police also said they are investigating to assess the truth of their statement. “They have said this is their first offense. We shall investigate to assess whether they have previous criminal records”, the OC said.