Seven cops injured after police team looking for cow smuggler attacked in Prayagraj 

The incident occurred in Mariyadih village of the district where the police team was visiting to arrest an absconding accused.

Published: 14th July 2019 01:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2019 01:42 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

PRAYAGRAJ: Seven police personnel were injured in an attack by villagers when they went to arrest a man wanted in a case of cow smuggling, said officials.

The incident occurred in Mariyadih village of the district where the police team was visiting to arrest an absconding accused.

Speaking to media, Ashutosh Mishra, SP Crime, Prayagraj said, "Police personnel have been injured in an attack by villagers while attempting to arrest a man wanted in a case of cow smuggling. Strict action will be taken and those involved in the attack will be arrested soon."

Following the incident, large number of police force was deployed in the village to prevent any untoward incident from taking place.

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