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Suspected cow smugglers allegedly open fire at policemen in Delhi’s Timarpur

The unidentified duo fired two gunshots at the policemen and fled from the spot leaving behind a tempo carrying two cows, she said, adding that the policemen were not injured.

delhi Updated: Sep 03, 2018 08:30 IST
Press Trust of India
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Cows at a cow shelter in Rajasthan. Two suspected cow smugglers allegedly opened fire at a PCR van which was following them in north Delhi’s Timarpur area, the police said on Sunday.(HT File Photo)

Two suspected cow smugglers allegedly opened fire at a PCR van which was following them in north Delhi’s Timarpur area, the police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on the intervening night of September 1 and 2, deputy commissioner of police (north) Nupur Prasad said.

The unidentified duo fired two gunshots at the policemen and fled from the spot leaving behind a tempo carrying two cows, she said, adding that the policemen were not injured.

The vehicle, which has a registration number of Rajasthan, has been seized and the cows have been sent to a cow shelter, the DCP said.

A case has been registered. Based on the registration number, efforts are underway to trace the owner of the vehicle and the accused, she said.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 08:30 IST