Officers from Bengaluru police were allegedly attacked by a mob in Dharwad when they went to arrest three suspected chain snatchers on Thursday.
Santosh, a sub-inspector from Kamakshipalya, Ravi Kumar, an assistant sub-inspector from Magadi Road, and three other policemen had gone to Dharwad to arrest the suspects in connection with cases reported in Bengaluru, said Sanjeev M Patil, DCP (West).
When the cops tried to take the suspects to the local police station, a crowd attacked them in an attempt to free the men in custody. The attack left sub-inspector Santosh with minor injuries but the police team managed to rein in the crowd. The local police rushed to the spot and helped the Bengaluru cops.