GUWAHATI: A dreaded dacoit and drug smuggler received bullet injury in an encounter with police in Dhing, Nagaon.
According to reports, Nur Hussain along with a gang of 24 attacked one Ujarat Ali on Sunday.
The Dhing police launched an operation to nab them. Hussain tried to attack the police team while he was about to be caught by the police. Further, the accused fired upon the police.
In retaliatory firings, the dreaded dacoit received bullet injury and was admitted to a hospital, sources claimed.
Sources added that Hussain and his gang unleashed terror in the area for a long time. He was also involved with illegal land grabbing apart from dacoity and drug trafficking.
It could be noted that some dreaded dacoits have been brought to notice by the Assam police in the last 3-4 months.
Meanwhile, a suspected arms smuggler who was arrested in a joint operation by Border Security Force (BSF) and Assam Police in Karimganj district was killed in an encounter a few hours later while trying to escape.
The deceased, Nurul Islam, and another accused H Liang Khiyamon were arrested for carrying illegal arms while onboard the Silchar-Guwahati train at Assam's Badarpur. Islam was killed around midnight at the Marjatkandi area under Badarpur police station when he attempted to escape, police claimed.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF and Assam Police jointly recovered 5 pistols, including four 7.65 mm pistols and a pen pistol from 31-year-old Islam, a resident of Baraigram area of the Karimganj district and 22-year-old Khiyamon, a resident of Tuensang district in Nagaland, during a search of Silchar-Guwahati passenger train on Monday morning. The duo was arrested for smuggling arms, police said.
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Islam was taken to Marjatkandi area in Badarpur on Monday midnight for further investigation in the case but he tried to snatch a gun from a policeman and tried to escape.