Two Ganja Smugglers Sustain Bullet Injuries In Kokrajhar


KOKRAJHAR, JUL 10: Two Ganja smugglers sustained serious bullet injuries in the police firing late last evening at Alangi area under Bishmuri police outpost in Kokrajhar district.

According to police the Ganja smugglers were smuggling Ganja at a truck bearing registration no. NL07 AA-0430 bound for Hajipur of Uttar Pradesh from Assam.

Police detected the truck at Srirampur interstate border check gate late last evening in a naka checking and later seized 850 kgs of Ganja illegally smuggling in the truck.

Police arrested two persons who were involved with smuggling Ganja. They were identified as Ramesh Kumar of Rajasthan and Rahamadtulla Khan(Driver) of Karbi Anglong of Assam.

Market value of the seized Ganja would be approximately Rs.85 lakh.

The arrested Ganja smugglers sustained bullet injuries while trying to flee from the police custody during the search operation at Alangi area in the late midnight.

Injury persons were immediately rushed to Kokrajhar RNB civil hospital, but later referred to Barpeta medical college for treatment.

Addressing the reporters at SP office Kokrajhar today, Special DGP and IGP of BTR, Dr L R Bishnoi confirmed about the incident and informed that the two were involved with Ganja smuggling case.

The arrested persons received bullet injuries as police have to fire on them while they were trying to flee from the hands of police.

He said that police administration has been taking strict steps against the smuggling Ganja and other illegally carrying consignment via Srirampur check gate in the district.