A team of Uttar Pradesh police has been brutally assaulted by a mob in Bareilly district during an ongoing operation to nab a cattle smuggler, reported Navbharat Times.
According to the reports, the Izzatnagar police station under Bareilly range was conducting an ongoing investigation against a local cow smuggler based on a complaint registered in Faridpur village.
The Izzatnagar police had reportedly received information that cattle smuggler Anni alias Anees was planning illegal slaughter near his house. Following information, the Izzatnagar police had launched an operation on Monday (July 1) to catch the smuggler.
The police succeeded in nabbing the culprit but the female members in Anees’ household reportedly shouted and called their neighbours for help. Soon, a mob assembled at the spot soon and launched an assault on the police team.
In the attack, two police personnel were brutally beaten by the mob and their clothes too were torn off. Later, a large contingent of police force led by SP KK Verma rushed to the spot and chased off the mob.
Following the incident, two people along with the cow smuggler have been arrested, said Bareilly police. The police have also assured that it would take strict action against the attackers and has deployed a large force to quell tension in the area.