In the case of assault on Ravuru Sub Inspector (SI), Nellore Police reacted and swooped on the village, before rounding up several persons. So severe was the Police action, that the villagers fled their homes overnight. Earlier, a mob attacked Ravuru police station and assaulted SI Lakshman and two constables, Suresh and Ramesh. While the injured three are undergoing treatment in the hospital, Nellore police officials condemned the attack on their staff. Meanwhile, Sivarampur SI, Siva Rakesh, who chased a couple of Red Sanders smugglers on Bhairava Koduru-Nellore highway, was injured, when they dashed against his vehicle and escaped.