Retrieving Stolen Buffaloes

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A very cold and foggy January morning, time 5 AM.

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The district police force directed by

the Superintendent was on red alert.

The electronic media followed policemen combing

everywhere. Nearby forests and villages.

“ Terrorists?” I asked.

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“Buffaloes got stolen from the ministers barn.” A reporter replied.

Policemen refused to take on other complaints till they were retrieved. That evening the

superintendent announced his efficient sleuths have recovered them all.

The thieves had fled.

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Reporters came to know, some villagers were waiting for the superintendent, to complain about their stolen buffaloes.

“Who stole your buffaloes?”

“The cops!” The villagers answered.

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About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.
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