A vehicle carrying senior personnel of the Excise and Taxation Department was attacked and the driver badly assaulted by people involved in illegal transaction of goods.

The incident occurred when 10-15 members of the local mafia, apparently part of a fake billing racket, were taking goods to the booking counter of the railway station on Wednesday night.

When the tax personnel stopped the convoy of 30 autorickshaws carrying the goods, the goons attacked them, officials said.