In yet another incident, Assam police shot an arrested accused in police custody.
Unlike earlier cases, police have made similar claims that the accused was shot at while he had tried to escape from police custody.
According to police, the dacoit identified as Anowar Hussain alias Boga and his accomplice, who were allegedly involved in a number of cases including murder, were arrested from Palashbari on the outskirts of Guwahati on Monday along with arms and ammunition.
“On Wednesday, we took the main culprit to Barihat Bhalla to recover more arms. At that time, he tried to escape and we had to fire to stop him,” claimed a senior police official.
A bullet hit the accused’s right leg and he was sent to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for treatment, he said.
The duo was involved in the murder of a businessman in Bijoynagar two years ago. They were also named in a number of snatching, theft, dacoity, extortion and murder cases in Kamrup district, police said.
At least 15 suspected militants and criminals were shot dead in police custody in the state since May.