The incident took place in Padukonaje, Chikkamagalur district in the early morning of Thursday. The attackers left their vehicle and fled the spot after police fired in the air. The police have confiscated one vehicle and seven cows.


Police received information about the illegal transportation of livestock and a team, headed by Ramachandra Naik, was inspecting vehicles moving on the main district road of Padukonaje.


Cornered by the cops, the accused tried to ram the police with their vehicle. The cops managed to jump out of the path of the oncoming vehicles and saved their lives.


When Ramachandra Naik fired in the air, the accused abandoned the vehicle on the spot and escaped.


Police have registered separate cases under section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), Section 307 (attempt to murder) IPC and Section 15 of Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964, in this regard.