A police patrolling team was attacked in Deoband area of Saharanpur district on late Saturday night by unidentified criminals.

However, the police team managed to escape unharmed.

The incident occurred during midnight when SHO of Gagalheri police station Sushil Kumar Saini was patrolling on Muzaffarnagar road with his team.

The SHO spotted two suspicious motorcycle borne persons near village Khajoori Akabarpur .

When asked to stop the criminals opened fire on the cops and damaged the wind screen of the police jeep.

SHO Saini said, he fired back at the criminals but they fled away towards Deoband.

“We are trying to identify the criminals’, said SHO. The SHO admitted that they were lucky to have survived the attack .