NAGAON, May 15 - In an unexpected melee with on-duty patrolling police at Nagaon Borbazaar area, a dreaded drug mafia was injured by bullet. The incident took place when the drugs mafia tried to snatch away the service pistol from the on-duty patrolling police officer and accidentally a bullet hit the leg of the drugs mafia. In the melee, Sub Inspector Pradeep Bonia was also injured.
According to police sources, the injured drug mafia has been identified as Arjul Ali, who was a police constable and was dismissed from service recently due to involvement in various anti-social activities during his short period of service with the Assam Police. He was admitted to Nagaon BP Civil Hospital and was undergoing treatment.
Speaking to this correspondent here, the newly-appointed officer-in-charge of Nagaon Sadar PS, Inspector Ashok Kumar Dutta said that like the other days during the lockdown period, a police patrolling unit was deployed at Borbazaar Chariali to monitor the social distancing norms in the entire market area. When some of people violated the lockdown norms in the area this afternoon, the on-duty patrolling police officer along with his unit tried to make them aware of the guidelines.
It was then the drug mafia came forward and tried to snatch on-duty SI Bonia�s service pistol. Amidst the melee, a bullet went out accidentally which finally hit one of Ali�s legs, Dutta further said.
Meanwhile, senior police officials of the district rushed to the spot and started investigation.
During the investigation, police recovered some samples of highly intoxicated drugs in Ali�s small shop at Borbazaar area. Immediately, police raided his house situated near the market area from where police recovered other samples of banned drugs, the sources further claimed.
Meanwhile, the injured drug mafia Arjul Ali fled with the aid of some members of his gang from the hospital on a car late this evening.