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Assam: Drug Smuggler Injured In Police Firing, Heroin Seized

The injured smuggler was admitted to the Nagaon Civil hospital for medical attention.

Assam: Drug Smuggler Injured In Police Firing, Heroin Seized

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Feb 2023 11:22 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: An episode came to light from Assam's Nagaon district, where a drug peddler has been injured in police firing.

The incident took place when the peddler allegedly tried to escape from the situation, as a result of which police had to resort firing.

As per the reports, the smuggler attacked one of the police personnels during the process. The accused has been identified as Sharifuddin, and the event occurred at Doboka Nahar village in Nagaon.

The injured smuggler was admitted to the Nagaon Civil hospital for medical attention. The concerned police department in Nagaon mentioned that, the unit carried on an operation based on some prior information about illicit drug smuggling in the area.

The moment police personnel caught the smuggler, he attacked a constable, added the official. Two individuals got apprehended regarding the matter, including the injured one. Furthermore, the unit informed that, around 20 grams of heroine was recovered from the accused's acquisition.

An episode took place on 30th of January, Monday night, where a temple priest has been arrested in connection with illegal contrabands. Assam police nabbed two more individuals regarding the matter from Assam's Hojai district. The incident took place at around 10pm in Lumding town. All three individuals were apprehended from the Crossing Gate bazaar of the region.

Based on a prior information, the concerned police department charged a man who served as a priest in a Hanuman temple located in Lumding, along with two other man for smuggling drugs in the area. According to sources, the former priest has been identified as Subho Upadhyay, who is currently 30 years old. The other two accused has been identified as Abul Kalam, who is 37 year old and Dilawar Hussain, 47 year old.

Both of them are residents of Doboka town situated in Hojai district. Chandan Jyoti Bora, the OC of Lumding police department stated that, the arrest was made late at night when the unit got information about drug peddling in the area. The officer in charge further informed that, a plastic container has been recovered from their possession, in which the paddlers usually carry the illicit items.

According to sources, all the three accused who is currently under the custody will be presented before the court for further legal process. Despite several efforts by the state administration, and tons of cases registered against drugs seizure, fee culprits are still carrying out the illegal activities in and around the state.

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