A group of four alleged cow smugglers entered the National Security Guards (NSG) campus at Manesar on Monday night after breaking through two police check points at Tauru in Mewat and Kherki Daula in Gurgaon.
The alleged smugglers exchanged fire with NSG commandos after entering the agency’s premises mistaking it to be a factory site, said police.
According to the police, they received a tip-off that a group of cow smugglers were on their way to Delhi-Gurgaon expressway via Tauru road. The police set up check posts at Tauru road and Kherki Daula. However, the four men in the mini truck broke the barricades around 8 pm when the police officials signalled them to stop.
“The police teams were chasing them when they took a turn to escape arrest towards the fields and their vehicle got stuck. They fled leaving the vehicle. They rushed towards the NSG compound wall but we had intimated the officials about the incident,” said DCP (South) Ashok Bakshi.
The NSG had alerted its commandos and before the four accused could hide and take shelter, the security personnel opened fire at them. The cow smugglers also retaliated and fired a round but managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness.
NSG headquarters is a highly guarded installation as hundreds of commandos are trained here.
The police have impounded the mini truck and preliminary investigation revealed that it belonged to a Mewat resident. Two cases have been registered by police one at Kherki Daula and another at Manesar police station for breaking police check points, and illegal entry into NSG premises, and firing at NSG commandos.