Weapon Laden Battalion Truck Crashes In Dhemaji
As per sources, the crashed battalion truck contained guns, magazines, ammunition, and bullet-proof jackets.
Guwahati: A truck that was carrying arms of battalion jawans crashed in a road accident in Dhemaji of Assam.
The incident took place on Sunday when the truck was coming from Dhakuwakhana to the headquarters in Likabali and had lost control and crashed breaking a bridge following which two persons including havildar and other to be the handyman in the truck were injured.
As per sources, the crashed battalion truck contained guns, magazines, ammunitions and bullet-proof jackets.
Earlier, the Assam police in Dhubri district of the state has opened fired on a cattle laden vehicle for puncturing its tyres and arrested two persons. Police sources said that they have received a tip-off the police chased a vehicle which was reportedly carrying cattle illegally, singled it to stop. "The driver of the vehicle ignored the police's warning and tried to flee from the spot. Police chased the vehicle for over 20 kilometres from Golakganj towards Dhubri town via Gauripur and with options running out, police opened fire puncturing the tyres of the vehicle resulted in the driver of the cattle-laden vehicle losing control over the van, following which it fell into a river", police said.
Police said that two persons were arrested identified as Rofikul Hussain (driver) and Abdul Latif and rescued eight cattlefrom the vehicle. Earlier, a gun battle between BSF personnel and alleged cattle smugglers took place at Assam's South Salmara district in which one smuggler died and a BSF personnel sustained serious injuries. The incident took place along with Indio-Bangladesh international border. The incident took place when alleged cattle smugglers were purportedly trying to cross the international border with cattle.