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Assam: Uttar Pradesh-based cattle smugglers killed in police encounter

At least two cattle smugglers were reportedly killed by Assam police on Monday night in Gossaigaon area of Assam. A team of Assam police launched an operation along the Indo-Bhutan

At least two cattle smugglers were reportedly killed by Assam police on Monday night in Gossaigaon area of Assam.

A team of Assam police launched an operation along the Indo-Bhutan border against cattle smugglers based on specific inputs. Following which the smugglers reportedly opened fire at the police personnel on duty.

The police then retaliated killing two Uttar Pradesh-based cattle smugglers. The deceased have been identified as Akbar Banjara and Salman Banjara.

Arms including an AK-47, two Magazines and 25 live rounds of ammunition were also seized from the possession of the two deceased.

Meanwhile, a few police personnel who were involved in the operation were also injured during the shoot-out.

First Published: 19th April, 2022 14:26 IST

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