Seven police personnel were injured in a firing on a police team that went to arrest a few with previous criminal records in Rajasthan's Udaipur district on Thursday, officials said.
Circle Officer of Kotda Rajesh Kumar Kasana said the police team had gone to nab a few members of a gang.
The accused opened fire at the police team, injuring seven personnel, including the station house officer, the official said, adding the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Udaipur.
An additional police force has been deployed in the area, the circle officer added.
According to IG Ajay Pal Lamba, from Udaipur Range, the police team was attacked with knives and stones and the accused also tried to snatch an SLR rifle and a pistol. Rajasthan Police clarified that the officer's injuries were not from the firing.
IG Lamba reached the hospital in Udaipur along with SP Vikas Sharma and said the police had gone to Mandwa where a case of robbery was reported. Police had received information that the accused had taken shelter in the houses built on the slopes of the mountain in the area.
However, the relatives of the accused surrounded the police from all sides and tried to snatch their weapons, including a rifle and a pistol. The accused managed to escape the police while the villagers attacked the police.
The authorities have requested the villagers to cooperate with the police in order to maintain peace in the area.
(With PTI Inputs)