Police open fire at timber smugglers in Assam

Nagaon: Police opened fire on a group of smugglers attempting to carry timber out of the forest in Assam's Nagaon district today, police said.

The smugglers had cut timber from Garajan forest under Samaguri police station and was trying to escape with it in a truck.

The police opened fire but the smugglers managed to escape by abandoning the vehicle, which has been seized, the police added.