Assam: Land Mafia Nazrul Islam tries to escape, injured in Police firing


Guwahati: Land Mafia Nazrul Islam has sustained bullet injury after Assam police personnel opened fire while he tried to ‘escape’ from custody.

According to reports,  Nazrul was taken to Lumding reserve forest by the police, as they were conducting a drive against other land brokers in the forest.

It has been reveled that after reaching the forest, Nazrul tried to escape  from the clutches of police. 

 While escaping Islam snatched a pistol from a police official and fired a bullet.

In defence, police fired on his left leg. 

Currently, Islam is being treated at Nagaon civil hospital. 

Earlier, Nazrul was arrested on November 16 and was in police custody for 3 days.

Notably, over 1000 migrant Muslim families were evicted from the Lumding forest, who were brought by land mafia Nazrul and company for turmeric cultivation from 2007 onwards.

Earlier, the Hojai Police conducted an eviction drive where the name of Nazrul was disclosed by the people who had been evicted in the recently conducted drive.

The people in the drive have also revealed the name of a person named Janaik Anuwar along with Najrul who was equally responsible for the illegal settlement of people for money carried out by Nazrul and others.