Three Assam Police Personnel Injured in Firing by Miscreants

Published: 24th May 2014 05:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2014 05:20 PM   |  A+A-


DIPHU: Three police personnel, including an Assistant Sub Inspector, were seriously injured today when miscreants from the Nagaland side fired upon a police team patrolling in Doldoli Reserve Forest in Assam's Karbi Anglong district along Nagaland, a senior police official said.

District Superintendent of Police Mukdhajyoti Mahanta told PTI that hearing gun shots in the forest around 10 AM, the police team set out on a search operation.

Around 12 noon, the miscreants fired upon the policemen from three sides, injuring the three securitymen with bullets, the SP said, adding the policemen retaliated the fire and the miscreants later fled away.

The miscreants had come to encroach upon the reserved forest under Rangapahar border outpost that is within Diphu police station, he said.

The injured policemen are ASI Bogiram Bodo, Havildars Nongklit lhozem and Rajendra Deka.

The SP said the three, from 5 Assam Police battalion attached to Diphu police station, were admitted to hospital here and stated to be out of danger by doctors.

Ihozem was referred to Gauhati Medical College Hospital, he added.

Since January this year, nine cases of encroachment by miscreants from Nagaland side in Doldoli Reserve Forest were registered in Diphu police station and 57 persons arrested in this connection so far, Mahanta added.


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