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Dibrugarh police shot notorious ‘cattle smuggler’ Tiklo Khan while he tries to escape from police custody

Dibrugarh police on Thursday early morning shot at alleged notorious cattle smuggler Mohammad Akhtar Raja Khan alias Tiklu Khan while he tried to fled from police custody.

The accused has sustained injury in his right leg and admitted to AMCH for further treatment.

Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra said, “We have taken him to Brahmaputra Chapori for further recovery of cattle, he managed to escape from our custody and we shot him in his right leg. He sustained injury in his right leg and was admitted at AMCH for treatment,”.

On Wednesday, Dibrugarh police arrested three cattle smugglers and seized 95 cattle heads from their possession at Brahmaputra riverbank in upper Assam Dibrugarh.

The smugglers has been identified as Mohammad Akhtar Raja alias Tiklu Khan, Mohammad Anuwarul Haque and Mohammad Anish Rahman. A case no 1339/21 u/s 468/471/429/153(a)/397/411 IPC r/w sec 8 of Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950, amended in 1962 at Dibrugarh police station.

Sources said Tiklo Khan has been involved with many criminal activities and he runs the cattle syndicate in upper Assam area.

“Tiklo Khan is a notorious cattle smuggler in upper Assam and he smuggled most of the cattle through river route and sell them at a high price. It has been alleged that Tiklo Khan runs the cattle syndicate in upper Assam by managing police, journalists, etc. He is the mastermind in creating forged documents,” said a source.

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