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Guwahati: Assam police have arrested three persons for allegedly attacking Power department employees during an inspection to curb power theft in Dhubri district’s Dumrdah village, officials said on Saturday.
According to police, an Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) team was attacked by miscreants, critically injuring three employees, including a sub-divisional engineer named Manzoorul Haque on Thursday.
On learning that some villagers were using pump sets to water their fields after stealing electricity from power poles, Haque led the APDCL team to the area, and five pump sets that were being used to water the fields with stolen electricity were confiscated during the operation.
While the operation was in progress, a group of miscreants launched an attack on Haque and his team. Besides the sub-divisional engineer, APDCL employees Mohidul Haque and Rafiqul Haque were also injured.
A team of police rushed to the spot after learning about the incident and the injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, three people were arrested in connection with the incident, according to Dhubri Police, and an investigation is on.
Police added that the main suspect is still at large and that a manhunt has been launched to nab him.
APDCL employees, meanwhile, staged a demonstration in Dhubri on Friday in support of the prime accused's swift arrest and severe punishment for the offenders.
With inputs from IANS