At the Karmanghat area of Rachakonda commissionerate, the tension broke out. A few youngsters, who claimed to be gau rakshaks, alleged that they were attacked by people involved in the illegal transportation of cows. Huge police personnel was rushed to control the situation at the spot. The gau rakshaks alleged that they were chased and attacked even as they ran for cover into a temple. But the police said the situation was under control.
In the incident, one vehicle was also damaged. The cops, however, claimed no such damage happened. They said the gau rakshaks have only staged a protest near the temple, demanding the arrest of people involved in the illegal transportation of cows.
A group of gau rakshaks, on Tuesday night, intercepted a pick-up van alleging that cows were being illegally transported in the vehicle. It was learned that people in the van fled from the spot. The gau rakshaks staged a protest, alleging an attack by the transporters, and demanded strict action on the transporters and protection for themselves.