Guwahati, 19th September: At about 1 PM today, members of a robber group (Erani) Akashdeep Singh, s/o Rajesh Singh, and Binay Das Yadav s/o Birender Das Yadav both r/o Phatapukur, PS Rajganj, Dist Jalpaiguri were apprehended and subsequently arrested in Azara PS case No. 515/21 u/s 379 IPC and a stolen bike recovered from them at KRB Road under Bharalumukh PS.
After sustained interrogation one of the arrested accused Akashdeep Singh agreed to lead the Police to recover other stolen bikes and articles. At about 11 PM while leading the Police party to the Uhabori area under PS Azara, the accused Akashdeep Singh tried to flee from Police custody by snatching the carbine of on-duty ABC Lohit Saikia. To stop the fleeing accused one round of bullet was fired upon the accused Akashdeep Singh on the leg. The injured accused is being referred to GMCH after preliminary treatment at Azara PHC.
It is pertinent to mention that interrogation of the arrested accused has revealed their involvement in other cases of snatching in Guwahati city.