GUWAHATI: Burmese supari mafia Abdul Hanan was injured in a police firing while he was trying to flee from custody on July 20.
As per police reports, accused Abdul Hanan was shot on his knees and was immediately sent to Bongaigaon civil hospital.
According to reports, the supari mafia Abdul Hanan was taken to Saparakata in relation to an investigation in the Burmese betelnut case when he allegedly snatched the service pistol from the possession of OC Bongaigaon Upen Kalita and tried to attack police to escape from custody.
The police team led by OC Kalita resort to using firearms to prevent the escape of the dreadful criminal from the spot. Second OC Krishanu Pathak of Bongaigaon Sadar police station also suffered injuries in the firing incident.
Meanwhile, Bongaigaon superintendent of police, Swapnil Deka has reached the civil hospital.
Earlier, an accused trying to escape from police custody was shot at by police in Sivasagar district on Monday night.
The accused, identified as Bhupen Barua, an over-ground activist of the ULFA (I), was arrested by the Sadiya police on Sunday night in connection with the abduction of three Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) employees, was shot at by Sivasagar police on Monday night.
Barua was handed over to the Sivasagar police by Sadiya police after his arrest. According to police, the incident took place when Barua was taken to a location at Nazira to recover hidden weapons on Monday night.
"Suddenly, he tried to escape by snatching the service pistol of Nazira subdivisional police officer (SDPO). As a measure of self-defense, police had to shoot at his legs," Sivasagar Superintendent of Police Rakesh Raushan said on Tuesday.
"He was then taken to Nazira Civil Hospital and from there he was shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh. He is out of danger now," the SP said.