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Assam: Fleeing robber injured in police firing, drug peddlers escape

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Guwahati: A suspected robber was injured in police firing as he was trying to flee, while four drug peddlers managed to escape despite policemen shooting at their car in Assam, officials said on Sunday.

Both the incidents occurred at separate places in Guwahati.

In the first case, a suspected robber, who was arrested earlier along with his accomplice, was leading a police team to Uhabori area under Azara police station to recover stolen motorbikes and other articles on Saturday night. The accused tried to flee after snatching a weapon from one personnel, a senior officer said in a statement.

“To stop the fleeing accused, one round was fired upon the accused on his leg. The injured accused has been referred to GMCH (Gauhati Medical College and Hospital) after preliminary treatment at Azara PHC,” the statement read.

The two suspected robbers, who hail from Jalpaiguri district of neighbouring West Bengal, were nabbed by Guwahati Police on Saturday and a stolen bike was recovered from them.

During interrogation, they revealed their involvement in other cases of snatching in Guwahati city, the statement said.

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