Kolkata, November 17: The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested the then commandant of 36 Battalion of the Border Security Force, Satish Kumar in connection with a cattle smuggling case.
Kumar was questioned for several hours at the CBI office in Kolkata on Tuesday. He was later arrested by the agency in the evening with charges of 120B IPC and Section 7, 11 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The CBI had registered a case on September 21, 2020, against Satish Kumar, Md Enamul Haq, Anarul Sheikh and Mohammed Golam Mustafa.
The preliminary enquiry conducted by the CBI revealed that during Kumar’s tenure as Commandant of 36 Battalion in Malda district of West Bengal between December 2015 and April 2017, more than 20,000 cattle were apprehended during a smuggling bid but were not seized and the smugglers were not apprehended.