Assam: Unidentified Miscreants Shoot At Forest Officials, one injured

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A team of Assam forest officials were shot at by unidentified miscrients who were involved in smuggling of illegal timber.

According to officials, the smugglers involved in illegal felling of trees in a reserve forest on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh intestate border hurting one of the officials in the incident.

The law and order along with forest officials swung into action and a joint investigation was rapidly launched by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh both.

It may be noted that, the firing incident occurred when the team of forest officials interfered to stop the illegal activity at Ronga reserve forest in Lakhimpur district of Assam.

According to BM Rajkhowa, superintendent of police, Lakhimpur, “We got information about the incident around 8:30 am. Smugglers allegedly fired at the Assam forest team. In return, the forest officials also fired shots at the smugglers, following which, they fled.”

Rajkhowa further added that there was no certainty yet on whether the miscreants belonged from Assam or Arunachal.

Rajkhowa reiterated, “The situation is normal at the site at present and teams of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh forest and police departments are conducting investigations in the area to nab the miscreants. Local villagers have also joined in.”