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Police try to rescue cows, face mob ire

A police team was on Saturday attacked by a mob of over 100 persons here when it tried to rescue a large number of cows which were allegedly being taken for slaughter.

The police lobbed 18 rounds of teargas shells after the mob attacked them, Godhra Deputy SP V. K. Nai said. “When the police reached the ground where the cattle were kept, they were attacked by the mob with stones. To disperse the crowd, the police team lobbed 18 teargas shells. Nobody was hurt,” he said.

On information that the cattle were brought here for slaughtering, the police carried out a combing operation, and found a large number of cattle tied at a place. When they tried to take them into custody, the officers were attacked, Mr. Nai said. “We seized 49 cattle from the spot and took them to a cow shelter,” he said.

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