A drug peddler and two policemen had been injured in a gunfight in Assam’s Karimganj district on Saturday, the police mentioned.
Appearing on a tip-off, the police tried to arrest the drug vendor red-handed close to the Bangladesh border, however he allegedly tried to flee by snatching the service pistol of a policeman, Superintendent of Police Padmanav Barua mentioned.
The police opened hearth and injured him. Two police personnel had been additionally wounded within the change of fireplace, he mentioned.
The drug vendor and the 2 injured policemen had been admitted to the Silchar Medical Faculty and Hospital.
Not less than 15 suspected terrorists and criminals have been shot lifeless by the police in encounters in Assam since Might, whereas 26 others have been injured thus far, officers mentioned.
The rising variety of encounters has change into a significant subject with the Opposition alleging that the state police has turned “set off completely satisfied”.
Unfazed by the criticism, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned the state police has “full operational liberty” to tackle criminals inside the ambit of the regulation.