GUWAHATI: A superintendent of police (SP) was among seven policemen injured in an attack by suspected drug peddlers and a mob in Arunachal Pradesh.
The incident took place in the state’s Namsai district on Saturday night. Two personnel, including a sub-inspector (SI) and a havildar, were grievously injured. They were rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh.
The condition of the havildar, who sustained head injuries, was stated to be critical.
The SP, CK Mein, sustained injuries in his hand and other parts of the body but was out of danger.
Official sources said the attack was perpetrated when the plainclothes policemen had raided the house of a suspected drug peddler at Mahadevpur area of the district.
“The police had received information that the drug peddler, who served in the Assam Rifles before, had stored brown sugar in his house. When the cops raided the house, they instantly came under attack, first from the drug peddler and others present in the house, and then from a mob, which had swarmed to the site on hearing people scream,” Extra
Assistant Commissioner (EAC), HN Dubey, told Express.
“Four personnel had entered the house. The SP, his personal security officer and their driver were outside the house as backup. The SI was the first person to have been attacked. When the havildar tried to save him, he too came under the attack. Later, the rest of the policemen, including the SP, were attacked,” the EAC added.