A policeman, who was trying to nab suspected beef traffickers, had a narrow escape from being mowed down by a speeding Scorpio on Monday morning at Dighi. The unidentified men were carrying meat, which locals and police officials suspect to be of cattle, when the police tried to stop them. After receiving a tip-off from residents over phone, the police had reached the illegal abattoir running at Dighi to investigate. However, when they arrived, the unidentified accused tried to flee the spot, and attacked a constable. RJ Kale, police inspector (crime), said that the accused tried to mow down the constable, identified as Suresh Shinde, who attempted to stop the vehicle. “Shinde sustained leg injuries and has been discharged after preliminary medical treatment. The accused are from Mumbai and our team has reached the spot to find out more about the suspects. They will be arrested soon,” said Kale. According to Kale, the policemen had received a telephone call regarding an illegal beef abattoir behind hotel Pragati in Dighi, near Magazine chowk area, around 3 am on Monday. Accordingly, a team went to the spot, but seeing the policemen, the inmates of the car, allegedly ferrying illegal beef, tried to mow down the policemen. The policeman who was injured was wounded after the speeding car’s tyres grazed his knees. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical aid. The police have also seized eight animals from the spot.