Rawalpindi: Dacoit killed in police encounter, other held
RAWALPINDI: A dacoit was gunned down, another arrested while three managed to escape after an encounter with the police when the team of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) conducted raid at a hideout at Morgah in wee hours of Saturday. According to the police, the SP CIA upon receiving information that a gang of Afghan dacoits were staying in a house in Kotha Kalan, he constituted a team that conducted the raid at the hideout. The dacoits opened firing at them and tried to escape but the police retaliated and chased the bandits and gunned one of them down while arrested another but three among them, taking adventure of the darkness, managed to escape from the scene.
The dead person was identified as Raheemullah son of Abdul Raheem. The dead body of Raheemullah was handed over to Edhi for burial as no one came to claim him, police said. The arrested suspect, Noor Khan son of Abdul Hameed, during the investigation, disclosed the identity of the three dacoits, escaped during the encounter, as Abdul Majeed son of Malang Khan, Ismaeel son of Abdullah and Fareed Khan son of Abdul Baqi, saying that the gangsters were hailing from Jalalabad, Afghanistan and have involved in armed dacoities and other heinous crimes.
Noor Khan told the police that he had hired a house in Kotha Kalan for criminals stay. He said that he called gangster after ascertaining information about the target upon which they hit then left the city after getting their target and another gang replaced them. The CIA police have sent teams to various places to hunt down the suspects at large.