Cop shoots car lifter, gets stabbed in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Capital police have killed a third person at CDA Chowk check post located in the limits of Sabzi Mandi Police Station as a police cop opened fire at an alleged car lifter as a result of a scuffle between them. The cop himself died due to excessive bleeding, said the police.
They said a car thief tried to strike in street no 53, Sector I-10/1 at about 2am but a security guard intercepted him and they had a scuffle. However, they added, the accused managed to escape. They said the residents of the area woke up as they heard noise and informed Rescue 15 police. They also conveyed their message to the police officials performing duty at CDA Chowk via police control; the police said adding they (residents) also told the police about the appearance of the accused as they saw him during scuffle with the security guard.
They said the accused tried to sneak away from the police picket but constable Mukamal Shah (C-4320) stopped him for checking over which he offered resistance and managed to flee by hanging on a truck passing from there. Shah rode a motorcycle and chased the accused, who ran towards a closed street in Khayabane Sir Syed after leaving the truck. Shah succeeded to intercept him on which he, again, resisted and injured him (Shah) by attacking him with a dagger. Shah also shot at his forehead from point blank resulting in his instant death.
The cop contacted the head constable and informed him that he was wounded in an attempt to arrest a car lifter adding the latter was shot dead, said the police. They said that Shah could not talk more and his mobile phone was not responding though his colleagues at the picket tried time and again. They said his colleagues started searching him and found him at a close street in Khayabnae Sir Syed. He was in critical condition at that time but the police immediately shifted him to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where he succumbed to his injuries, they said.
Sabzi Mandi Police Duty Officer Shujaet said that suspected person was 20-years-old and according to his identity card his name was Tanver Hussain S/O Khalid Mehmood. He was resident of Rata Mehra located in the limits of Chontra Police Station.
DIG (Operations) Binyamin Khan and other police officials reached the scene soon after receiving information and visited PIMS. They appreciated the gallant attitude of the martyred and prayed his departed soul might rest in eternal peace.