Narcotics Gang War suspected behind Pakhi Miyan shoot out
• Narcotics gang war suspected behind Pakhi Miyan shoot out incident
• Police said that it is probing all angles
• Miyan was shot at by unidentified miscreants near the hockey stadium
• A 9 mm bullet pierced Miyan’s left hand
• Miyan was rushed to GMCH and was released the next day
• Pakhi is out on bail; he has been previously arrested many times in many cases
• He was arrested in April, 2008 in West Bengal by Barrackpore Police with 10 kgs of ganja and 200 gms of heroin
• He was handed over to Assam Police then
• When he was shifted to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital while in judicial custody in 2008, he managed to escape by allegedly drugging the policemen engaged to keep an eye on him
• He was again arrested in Durgapur, West Bengal
After unidentified miscreants shot at drug kingpin, Samsul Haque Talukdar, alias Pakhi Miyan, police is suspecting the reason to be stemming from a drug mafia gang war.
Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP), Basistha, Moushumi Kalita said, “The narcotics gang war angle is suspected but we cannot confirm it till the case is solved,” adding that the police is probing all possible angles.
Commissioner of Police, Hiren Chandra Nath, said that all circumstantial evidences are being collected to find out all the people he had talked to and all the places he had visited on 6th December.
A source at Basistha Police said that the driver who was driving the vehicle was quizzed but he did not narrate any story of enmity.
A senior police official said that Pakhi Miyan is a known drug kingpin who was at the helms of a gang which was ruling the drug smuggling network a few years back.
The official said that after Miyan’s arrest and the trial, there have been other gangs which have cropped up in the state, creating a competition between the gangs. Pakhi Miyan is out on bail at present.
Moreover, Miyan is ageing which might be another reason for his decline in the business and the rise of other gangs, felt the official.
A source in the Basistha Police said that Miyan was not carrying any mobile phone on the day he was shot at near Keraikuchi Hockey Stadium.
Miyan was arrested several times in the past by the police in various cases.
He was arrested in April, 2008 in West Bengal by Barrackpore Police with 10 kgs of ganja, 200 gms of heroin, 21 SIM cards and some documents. He was later handed over to Assam Police.
When he was shifted to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) while in judicial custody in 2008, he managed to escape by allegedly drugging the policemen engaged to keep an eye on him.
He was again arrested in Durgapur, West Bengal, police sources said.
Bullet which injured Pahki Miyan recovered from a different car
The bullet which pierced Pakhi Miyan’s left hand was recovered from a Scorpio parked at Keraikuchi near the hockey stadium.
A source in Basistha Police said, “Two miscreants on a bike shot at Pakhi Miyan,” adding that the bullet pierced Miyan’s left hand and then reached an adjacent Scorpio parked at Keraikuchi.
Miyan was travelling in a Maruti Gypsy and was returning from a motor garage in Nalapara. He entered Keraikuchi from Beharbari. Two miscreants (both wearing helmets) overtook Miyan’s vehicle from behind and signalled him to stop.
Miyan’s vehicle slowed down as it reached a spot where a Scorpio was parked on the left, and the pillion rider of the bike took out a 9 mm pistol and shot at Miyan from the driver’s side.
Miyan’s driver immediately increased the speed of the vehicle and rushed towards Guwahati Medical College & Hospital. The bike also immediately fled from the spot, police said. The incident occurred at around 7.30 pm on 6th December.
Police claimed that sufficient security was provided in the hospital as the threat still remained.
A case under sections of attempt to murder and arms act was registered at Basistha police.