Bandit arrested in Kohat
KOHAT: A wanted bandit was arrested in injured condition and his accomplices escaped after an exchange of fire with a police party on the Kohat-Nizampur road on Friday. At a press briefing at his office, District Police Officer Abdullah Khan said the bandits had been looting passengers on the Kohat-Nizampur road, used by people as an alternative route due to Taliban threat on the Indus Highway in Darra Adamkhel, for sometime.
He said the Gumbat police saw them in the Nelao Kandao area and asked them to surrender, but they started firing on the police party. After an encounter, Dilshad was injured and was later arrested. His two accomplices escape in the mountains.
The DPO said the bandit was wanted by the Punjab and NWFP police in cases of attempted murder, highway robberies and for possession of illegal arms and ammunition. Police recovered one Kalashnikov and four chargers from his possession.
The Gumbat police registered a case against him and his partners. ANF The Anti-Narcotics Force, Kohat, arrested two people, including an employee of the police department, who were allegedly smuggling hashish from Darra Adamkhel on Friday.
The police official was identified as Rehmatullah, a resident of Lakki Marwat presently working as constable in Police Lines, Kohat. The other arrested man was identified as Ali, a resident of Kohat. They were arrested by the ANF with 12kg of hashish they were carrying in their car.