Nowshera: 5 armed men loot 2 policemen
NOWSHERA: Five armed men looted two officials of the Riders Squad of Akbarpura Police Station and fled the scene. Sources said that Head Constable Hayat and Tehseenullah were on their routine duty in the wee hours of Wednesday when a guard in Akbarpura Bazaar informed them about the presence of some suspicious people in a white car across the Bara Bridge. Both the cops crossed the bridge and found the car parked there. Before the police could approach them, five armed men came out of the car and held the cops hostage at gunpoint. They snatched official guns, mobile phone sets and cash from the cops.
Before fleeing the scene, they made the wireless system of the police vehicle dysfunctional, leaving the cops unable to inform their colleagues about the loot.
Later, a huge contingent of police tried to trace the dacoits and arrested three people after an exchange of fire. Those arrested included a man and his two sons, identified as Mohammad Islam son of Mohammad Khan, Ziaul Islam and Roohul Islam.
The fourth alleged accomplice was stated to have fled the scene. He was identified as Shamsul Islam.