Ganjam: Villagers of Rengali under Patapur police limits in Ganjam district allegedly thrashed police officials of Telangana suspecting them to be fake police officials.
The police personnel were in civil uniform when the villagers attacked them and also damaged their two vehicles, said sources. They had come to the village for a probe in connection with a gold ornament theft case.
On being informed Patapur Police rushed to the spot and rescued the cops and detained a few villagers in connection with the attack on cops.
Meanwhile, the injured cops were admitted to a hospital nearby.