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Alleged cattle smuggler held after gunfight with UP police

Devdiscourse News Desk sambhal (uttar pradesh) India
Updated: 16-03-2019 15:01 IST
Alleged cattle smuggler held after gunfight with UP police

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An encounter between the police and cattle smugglers broke out on Saturday in Sambhal, following which an individual, accused of smuggling cattle, was arrested. In the ensuing gunfire which broke out, a police personnel Ramvir sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital nearby for treatment.

Talking to ANI, SP Yamuna Prasad said, "Afsar (arrested individual) belongs to Bulandshahr district, he is being charged with several criminal cases like animal trafficking and robbery, recorded at various police stations." According to reports, the police had received information about the presence of two miscreants in the region. Immediately, police began checking vehicles near the Monari railway crossing where they two bikes coming towards them. The miscreants suddenly opened fire, which was retaliated by police at the spot.

A search operation is underway to nab the second accused in the case.