A group of cow smugglers opened fire at police in Rajasthan's Alwar district after they were intercepted with a vehicle carrying cows.
The incident took place in Kherli-Mandawar road near Ronija Than village in Rajasthan.
The cow smugglers rammed into the police vehicle after which cops retaliated by firing three rounds at them. Nearly 150-200 cows were freed from them.
The case was registered at Kherli police station and six culprits were taken into custody.
The cows have been safely sent to a cowshed.
Illegal arms and ammunition were recovered from the cow smugglers.
Earlier on April 1, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was brutally beaten up cow vigilantes in Alwar on suspicions that they were transporting cows for slaughter.
Khan later succumbed to his injuries.