Two policemen were seriously injured when a mob attacked a police team that went to Silatoo Miri village in Namsai district in search of drug peddlers, an official said today.
The mob attacked the police team with machete injuring two including sub-inspector D Singpho during its raid yesterday, Additional Deputy Commissioner M K Deori said.
The injured policemen were shifted to a hospital at Dibrugarh in Assam in a critical condition.
The villagers also manhandled Namsai SP C K Mein and two accompanying officials who went to the spot on hearing the incident, the ADC said.
Later, police reinforcement reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Namsai is one of the districts in Arunachal Pradesh which is badly affected by the drug menace.