Assam: One Cattle smuggler shot dead and two injured in police encounter


Guwahati:  In yet another incident, a wanted cattle smuggler was killed and two others were injured in a police encounter at Bilasipara in Dhubri district on Saturday night.

The deceased cattle smuggler has been identified as Sakan Ali.

On the other hand, the other two cattle smugglers Nasir Ali and Sohidul Ali were admitted to Dhubri Civil Hospital for bullet injuries.

According to reports, the police were able to trace the movement of the smuggled cattle in a  vehicle based on a tip-off and accordingly launched an operation.

 Acting on a tip-off, the police chased the smugglers, who were trying to escape in the Tata Indigo vehicle. The criminals opened fire at the police, following which the police retaliated back and fired several rounds aiming at the vehicle.  

This resulted in the death of one cattle smuggler and two others injured.

It may also be mentioned that one cow died from a bullet injury during this clash.