Guwahati: A timber smuggler was on Wednesday killed
and six policemen were injured while another went missing
after an encounter between the two sides in Chirang district
of Assam, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided Gedabazar area of Bijni
town in the district. They were attacked by the smugglers in
which six policemen were injured.
The police then retaliated and in the ensuing encounter a
smuggler was killed and another seriously injured while
others in the gang managed to escape.
A constable identified as Sumanta Sarma was missing since
the encounter and a search operation has been launched to
trace him as also the smugglers who escaped, the police added.