Golaghat Police said about 1,500 members of All Assam
Students Union (AASU), various local and women's organisations
staged a blockade on NH-39 to protest against the lack of
security on the highway, which connects the two states and is
often the scene of crime by miscreants on the Nagaland side.
As the protestors were agitating, a convoy of five
cars belonging to Nagaland Police was passing by and when they
were stopped, resorted to firing and assault, police said.
A team of senior police officials from Golaghat rushed
to the spot and the injured were admitted to Golaghat civil
hospital for treatment.
Guwahati: At least 13 people were
injured, some of them seriously, in firing and assault by
Nagaland Police in upper Assam's Golaghat district today,
First Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 22:31