Three injured in police firing at army recruitment camp

Jorhat (Assam): Three persons were injured when police opened fire during a protest by a group of candidates at an army recruitment camp in Assam’s Jorhat district on Saturday, police said.

The army’s Branch Recruitment Office (BRO), Jorhat had organised a three-day recruitment rally at the Jorhat Stadium here for candidates of Upper Assam, some of whom were allegedly rejected as they did not have relevant documents, they said.

The issue sparked off protest from the candidates who then went on a rampage, following which the police present at the stadium fired in the air to disperse them, and three protesters were injured in the incident.

After this the protesters left the stadium and reached Baruah Chariali, a prominent locality of the town, and went on a rampage there too, police said.

The police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The injured have been admitted to Jorhat Civil Hospital, the police added.

Constable injured in attack on Assam police outpost

An Assam Police constable was injured when unidentified miscreants from neighbouring Nagaland fired at a border police outpost in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Saturday.

The miscreants attacked Lahorijan border outpost, manned by personnel of 6 Assam Police Battalion and injured the constable, Karbi Anglong superintendent of police M J Mahanta told PTI.

Assam police personnel retaliated and the firing continued for more than ten minutes. The incident took place when Assam police was conducting search operations in the area.

Empty cartridges of AK-series rifle was found from the incident site, Mahanta said.

The injured constable, identified as Rajesh Teron, was admitted to Diphu Civil Hospital and later shifted to Guwahati Medical College for treatment, he added. (PTI)

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