Islamabad: Police foil a bid to snatch taxi
ISLAMABAD: Capital police on Saturday arrested a member of car-snatching gang during an encounter, who allegedly shot and injured a cabbie in a bid to deprive him of his taxi at gunpoint near Shakarparian in the limits of the Aabpara Police Station.
Police said the accused Tahir Ali and his accomplice, impersonating travelers, hired a cab (LHV-5571) from Panchgrah village for Islamabad.
On reaching near Shakarparian, the accused snatched taxi from the cabbie Abid Hussain and took him to the nearby woods to fasten him with a tree. The victim was injured on offering resistance to the accused.
The patrolling police rushed to the crime scene on hearing the gunshot. The outlaws also opened fire on police and injured a constable Sikandar.
However, police overpowered Ali, whose confederate managed to escape. The injured cabman and constable were shifted to Polyclinic hospital. A case has been registered and investigation started.
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