A man was held on the charge of cow slaughter at Shamli's Badhupur village, police said on Thursday.
Shamli SP Ajay Kumar Sharma said a police team led by SHO Yashpal Sharma overpowered Janab, alias Lambu, in a sugarcane field and arrested him after an exchange of fire.
He said the beef was recovered from the accused.
A pistol and several cartridges were also recovered from the accused, who was admitted to a hospital for the treatment of bullet injuries.
Two of his accomplices managed to escape.
Janab was allegedly involved in several cases of cow slaughter and attempt to murder.
A cash reward of Rs 20,000 has been announced for the police team.