Arrested Assam man critically injured in police encounter


Guwahati, Aug 7: A man arrested with heroin, along with cash and gold, was critically injured after police personnel opened fire on him when he allegedly tried to snatch a constable’s firearm during an escape bid in Assam’s Kamrup Metropolitan district on Saturday, an officer said.
The incident took place when the accused person, who was nabbed on Friday, was being taken by personnel of Bharalumukh police station to Matia in Azara police station area to locate his associates, he said.
The accused tried to escape by snatching a constable’s carbine after injuring him, and other policemen shot at the man’s leg, injuring him, the officer said. (PTI)