Drug peddler tries to flee, hurt in cop firing | Guwahati News – Times of India

A suspected drug peddler was injured after police opened fire while he was allegedly trying to escape from custody in Assam’s Jorhat district on Friday, a senior police officer said. He was admitted to the state run Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH), where his condition is stated to be stable. Jorhat superintendent of police Ankur Jain said the incident took place when the accused was being brought to Jorhat from Dhubri.

GUWAHATI: A suspected drug peddler was injured after police opened fire while he was allegedly trying to escape from custody in Assam’s Jorhat district on Friday, a senior police officer said. He was admitted to the state run Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH), where his condition is stated to be stable. Jorhat superintendent of police Ankur Jain said the incident took place when the accused was being brought to Jorhat from Dhubri.
“The man got down from the police vehicle on the pretext of relieving himself. However, when he tried to flee, our personnel shot him in the leg,” the officer said.
The accused had earlier escaped from custody and Jorhat Police had nabbed him from Dhubri on Thursday, he said. A total of 32 accused have been gunned down and 58 injured while allegedly attempting to flee from police custody since the second BJP government, led by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, assumed office in May. The opposition alleges that police have turned “trigger happy”, but Sarma says law enforcers have “full operational liberty” to fight criminals under the ambit of law.

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