A drug trafficker injured in a police shot in Assam.Heroin, opium value Rs20Cr seized

A drug trafficker injured in a police shot in Assam.Heroin, opium value Rs20Cr seized

A drug trafficker allegedly transporting heroin and opium to Rajastan was injured by police firing early Saturday morning after “snatching and firing a revolver from a deputy inspector” in Assam’s Kokrajar district.

Police claimed that some unidentified people later set the truck on fire, but by then the medicine had been removed from the vehicle.

Trucks from Manipur to Rajastan stopped at the Sri Rampur Checkgate along the border between West Bengal and Assam, and 3.1 kg of heroin and 85 kg of opium were confiscated from the vehicle, officials said.

A driver from Barmer, Rajasthan, was arrested. He revealed that his companion was in Gosaigaon, about 10 km from Sri Rampur.

Police then began to take the accused to Gosai Gaon on foot. He suddenly robbed SI Brijesh Kumar’s service pistol and fired it early on Saturday.

“In retaliatory firing, the accused was injured by a bullet and was admitted to the Kokrajar Municipal Hospital where he was being treated. During that time, some unidentified people set fire to an empty truck.” He said.