Four including three suspected drug peddlers and a police officer injured after a clash at Kalyanpur

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, May 19, 2019: After attacks by villagers, a group of three suspected drug peddlers and a police officer sustained injuries  on suspicion of  drug transportation at Binoy Chowdhury Para village under Kalyanpur police station

Police sources said that a group of villagers of Binoy Chowdhury para halted a Maruti Alto car on Saturday afternoon, when it was moving in their locality in suspicious condition, which often moves in that locality for transportation of drugs. Two suspected drug peddlers identified as Partha Deb and Jayanta Debroy were present in that vehicle. When, villagers started searching in the vehicle, in the meantime, a known drug peddler Animesh Debbarma of that locality rushed to the spot and tried to rescue his friends.

Then villagers captured all them and started assaulting them accusing for spreading drug network in their locality. After the incident was reported, a large number of police forces led by OC Kalyanpur police station, Santosh Shil rushed to the spot and tried to rescue the youths from clutches of aggrieved villagers. But, villagers started stone-pelting targeting the police forces. Resulting in, OC Santosh Shil sustained head injuries. Later, police resorted mild lathi charge to disperse the mob.

All the injured suspected drug peddlers along with the injured police officer were immediately shifted at Khowai hospital for primary treatment. Later, among the injured youths, Partha Deb was referred at GB Hospital in critical condition.

Police added that no incriminating substance or any drug related items were not recovered from the possession of three suspected drug peddlers or from their vehicles.

Police sources added that additional forces were deployed in that locality and now the situation in under control.


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