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Poacher arrested again

Our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, April 10: Absconding poacher Hatem Ali who maged to escape from Mangaldai Civil Hospital with handcuff on the night of April 3, was re-arrested by Darrang Police on April 8 from his hideout in Roumari Sar under Shyampur Police Station of the district. Acting on a tip-off of possible fincial deal for a rhino horn, Darrang Police on the night of April 2 had laid a trap by engaging police personnel  in civil dress in the guise of buyers to make deal with the poachers at village Silbori adjacent to Orang tiol Park and Tiger Reserve under Dalgaon police station. However, the gang of poachers attacked the police team causing injuries to three policemen. The additiol police team led by Mohan Mee (IPS on probation) and Deputy Superintendent of Police Amit Kr Hojai immediately retaliated and bbed one of the gang members, Hatem Ali (28). The injured policemen and the accused were first brought to Kharupetia Primary Health Centre and then to Mangaldai Civil Hospital at midnight. The accused Hatem Ali was admitted in the male surgical ward of the Civil Hospital under strict police vigilance with handcuff in his hand being tied to the hospital bed. However, in the wee hours, Hatem Ali got out of the handcuff and maged to escape from the hospital.