Two persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly slaughtering cows at Talheri Bujurg village in the district, police said.
On receiving information, a team raided a house in the village. The accused opened fire on police personnel after they were cornered, Additional Superintendent of Police Prabal Pratap Singh said.
No one was injured in the incident and two of the three accused were arrested, he said, adding the third managed to escape.
"More than 15 kg of meat was seized from the house and sent to a laboratory for examination," Singh said.
The police have also seized a knife and a country-made pitsol from the arrested persons and launched a man-hunt for the third accused, the officer said.
Cases have been lodged against the three persons, the ASP said.