Guwahati: An alleged drug trafficker transporting heroin and opium price Rs 20 crore to Rajasthan was injured in police firing early on Saturday after he “snatched a firearm from a sub-inspector and opened hearth” in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, an officer stated.
Police additionally claimed that unidentified individuals additionally set ablaze the car carrying the medicine, lowering it to ashes.
The Rajasthan-bound truck coming from Manipur was stopped at Srirampur verify gate alongside the West Bengal-Assam inter-state boundary and three.1 kg of heroin and 85 kg of opium had been seized from the car, the officer stated.
The driving force, hailing from Barmer in Rajasthan, was arrested. He revealed that there’s an affiliate of his in Gossaigaon, round 10 km from Srirampur.
The police then began taking the accused to Gossaigaon by foot, when he abruptly snatched the service revolver of SI Brijesh Kumar and opened hearth within the early hours of Saturday, the officer stated.
“In retaliatory firing, the accused sustained bullet accidents and was admitted to Kokrajhar Civil Hospital, the place he’s present process therapy. Within the meantime, some unidentified individuals set the truck carrying the medicine on hearth,” he stated.
Round 46 individuals have been gunned down and 113 others injured in incidents of police firing since Might final yr.
In all of the instances, police claimed that they needed to open hearth when the accused both tried to flee from their custody or shot at them.
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