In Nanauta, Saharanpur, one constable and two cow smugglers were injured in a firing which took place on Thursday early morning. As per reports, the police have recovered two country pistols, cartridges and some cartons.
According to station in-charge Manoj Kumar Chaudhary, at around 4 am on Thursday, SI Saiyed Munajir Hussain, Head Constable Rajiv and other four police officers stopped a suspicious pickup truck for checking. However, the driver pushed the pedal and increased speed. Not just that, during the chase when the police team closed in on them, the driver of the pick-up truck tried to run over the policemen.
Then, four of the men occupying the pick-up truck jumped out and went near a lake from where they opened fire at the police. Head Constable Rajiv got injured in cross-firing but thankfully station in-charge Chaudhary was saved owing to the bulletproof jacket. In return firing by the police, two cow smugglers were injured whereas two managed to escape.
In reference to the case, one Kala, s/o Chhota and one Rahman s/o Rizwan who had opened fire on the police were injured. Nikim s/o Riyasat and Fana s/o Arshad managed to escape. Six calves, who were drugged with tranquilisers, were also rescued from the pick-up van.
The police have undertaken further investigation.