Lakhimpur, October 11: Two police officials posted at the Lakhimpur district, were seriously injured after being ambushed by fake gold traders in Dalhat area on Wednesday night.
The incident took place when the officials Naba Saikia and Prabin Bora after netting the kingpin of the trade Habibur Rehman was being taken to the lock up.
A group of women gheraoed the police vehicle and attacked them with weapons and snatched the accused Habibur from their custody and fled from the spot.
The incident has triggered a sensation in the area.
Both the injured police personnel have been admitted at the North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital in a critical condition.
It may be mentioned that the racket of running fake gold trade in Lakhimpur district has been reported since over a decade where the accused Rehman is reported to have been leading a powerful nexus in several parts of the district.
Earlier TIME8 had highlighted about the powerful nexus.
A gang of criminals have been operating the fraudulent trade by luring potential customers.