Punjalkatte: A police sub-inspector was injured while stopping illgal cattle traffickers near Kudkoli in Bantwal Taluk on Sunday morning.
Punjalkatte SI Suthesh, along with other police personnel, was on duty on the Vamadapadavu-Kudkoli road. A mini lorry was flagged down for a routine check. However, the lorry hit the SI and sped away without stopping.
Though the police gave a chase, the traffickers fled from the scene, leaving the lorry and the cattle behind. The SI has injured his hand in the incident, police said.
Three cows were rescued in the operation. Police have confiscated the mini lorry, and mobile handsets worth around Rs 6,40,000.