Seven Uttar Pradesh police personnel injured after team on way to arrest cow smuggler attacked by villagers

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.

 Seven Uttar Pradesh police personnel injured after team on way to arrest cow smuggler attacked by villagers

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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, Superintendent of Police (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, a large number of police personnel was deployed in the village to prevent any untoward incident from taking place.

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2019 16:56:58 IST