Forest guards attacked

Forest guards of Metikuppe range were attacked by fishermen while trying to prevent illegal fishing in the backwaters of Taraka dam here, on Sunday.

Forest guards Jyothikumar, Pradeep and Shivalingaiah were injured during the incident.
A case has been registered against Nagaraj, Prakash, Krishnegowda and Nagaraju at the H D Kote police station.

The forest guards were patrolling the backwaters of Taraka reservoir, when they spotted a gang of four people trying to catch fish at around 12 am. The forest officials asked them to go back to their villages, as fishing was banned in the region.

Angered by this, the fishermen attacked the guards and fled from the spot. Injured guards were admitted to the hospital.

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