Guwahati: In yet another police firing incident, a notorious coal mafia was shot dead by police in an encounter at 1.30 am on Sunday in the Hailakandi district of Assam.
The deceased cola mafia has been identified as Abdul Ahad Choudhury. He was a resident of the Karimganj district.
The encounter took place at Lakhiminagar, which is situated on the border of Hailakandi and Karimganj.
SP (Hailakandi) Gaurav Upadhay said that Ahad was arrested from Asimganj in Karimganj district on Saturday by cops of Lala police station in Hailakandi district.
“The coal mafia managed to escape from police custody when he was being taken to Lala civil hospital for medical checkup,” said a police officer.
It may be mentioned that the coal mafia was arrested by the Hailakandi Police from Sutarkandi in the Karimganj district on Saturday. The police resorted to firing after the mafia tried to flee from the police custody during his medical check-up at the Lala Civil Hospital in Hailakandi.