Guwahati: Cops Detain 2 Youths Over Dec 31 Firing Incident

The gunshots were reportedly heard after a coming together between the Scorpio and a dumper.
Two youths were detained over an incident of firing in Guwahati's Hatigaon on December 31
Two youths were detained over an incident of firing in Guwahati's Hatigaon on December 31

Hatigaon Police in Guwahati on Tuesday detained two youths in connection with the December 31 incident of gunfire in the locality, reports stated.

This comes after an incident of firing was reported in Guwahati's Hatigaon area on the last night of the previous year. Gunshots were heard right in front of the Hatigaon Police Station.

According to the information received, amid preparations to welcome the new year, the two youths had fired their weapons from a Scorpio car they were traveling in.

The gunshots were heard after a coming together between the Scorpio and a dumper. In the aftermath of the incident, a probe was launched into the matter and the two youths were detained by the police today.

The duo was picked up by the police from the Housing Board locality of Guwahati's Hatigaon area. While one of the detained youths was identified by officials as Akhtar Ahmed, the identity of the other was not established immediately.

According to sources, the duo was questioned regarding the untoward firing incident and possession of weapons.

Subsequently, both youths were arrested by the police following their questioning. A case numbered 01/24 was registered under sections 279/353/307/511/427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

On the other hand, it has been revealed that both youths did not have a valid driving license. They also did not have the registration documents of the vehicle seized from them.

Invesitgation continues in the case with both youths likely to be produced before a court where the police are expected to seek their custody.

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