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GUWAHATI | August 10, 2019: (Agency)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into killing of Gulzar Hussan, Additonal SP Sonitpur, Assam, more than five years ago.
In the year 2014, he was gunned down by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) NDFB(S), a militant group.
Hussain was leading a combined team of the Assam Police and Army for
an operation and apprehended one NDFB(S) cadre named Kharambir
Basumatary at Laudangi forest area in the district.
While returning to the police station, the police party was ambushed during which Hussain and six others sustained bullet injuries. Later, Hussain and Anluck Basumatary, a civilian, succumbed to their injuries.
After the incident, a police investigation revealed that security personnel travelling in three vehicles were ambushed by militants. Hussain had suffered two bullet injuries on his head and leg.
NIA has started investigation in the case.