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2 dreaded criminals killed in encounter by Cachar police

Two dreaded criminals were killed in an encounter by Cachar police late night near Digorkhal along the Assam-Meghalaya border.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2022 6:58 AM GMT


SILCHAR: Two dreaded criminals were killed in an encounter by Cachar police on Saturday late night near Digorkhal along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Informing this, Cachar Superintendent of Police (SP) Ramandeep Kaur said in a press briefing on Sunday that another miscreant of the gang was still in police custody. Silchar police was escorting back the gang from Jorabat where the three miscreants, wanted in a number of cases ranging from robbery, snatching and extortion, were arrested on Saturday. Those killed in the encounter were identified as Kamrul Islam Barbhuiyan alias Lokai of Syedpur and Abul Hossain Barbhuiyan alias Abu of Awliyabazar area.

Kaur said, on June 30 there was an incident of shootout in Awaliya Bazar area. A case was registered with Silchar Sadar police and on investigation, it was found the gun fight was over a property dispute. Police learnt that Abu was involved in the incident and he, along with two others, was heading towards Meghalaya. A police team, led by OC Silchar, chased the gang but had to abort the operation due to landslide on the Jowai Badarpur road. Silchar Police, however, informed their Meghalaya counterparts.

On Saturday, the car carrying Abu, Lokai and Anowar Hussain Barbhuiyan was intercepted by Jorabat police and later handed over to Silchar police. Kaur said that the three miscreants were being escorted back to Silchar in two cars. But when the cars slowed down at a gate, Lokai and Abu managed to get down and started running. Police tried to stop them and at one point fired at them. Both Lokai and Abu sustained injuries. They were first taken to Kalain Public Health Centre and since the injuries were critical, they were referred to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) where the doctors declared them brought dead.

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