Lakki Marwat: Man escapes as captor killed in shootout
LAKKI MARWAT: A credit officer of ZTBL, Shah Jehan Khan who was kidnapped from Karak on Wednesday, succeeded to flee from his kidnappers after one of the abductors was killed in a shootout with personnel of Khasadar force in Lakki frontier tribal region. Shah Jehan Khan, the brother of JUI-F MPA Malik Qasam, told reporters in district headquarters complex Tajazai on Thursday three people, including a woman, asked for a lift near Babulkhel on Indus Highway when he was going home in his car.
“They overpowered me and took the steering in control as soon as they boarded the car”, he said, adding, he was made unconscious with an intoxicated injection. Mr Jehan said when he came to senses he was in the frontier tribal region.
Mr Jehan said the kidnappers handed him over to their two accomplices with instructions to take me to their hideout while other members of the gang drove my car away.
“The two kidnappers who were taking me to their hideout got frightened when they were informed on mobile phone that one of their accomplices had been killed by Khasadar force”, he maintained, saying, he took advantage of the situation and fled the place as his kidnappers got panicked and tried to run away.
He said he reached the house of a tribal chief after covering three kilometers distance on foot and took shelter there who later handed him over to the political administration.
On the other hand, the sources said the kidnappers, belonging to a notorious gang of Lakki frontier region, violated a signal to stop car on Gazgoba checkpost and opened fire on personnel of Khasadar force, leaving them with the only option to retaliate.
The sources said in retaliatory fire a kidnapper, identified as Jamil Khan, was killed. The law-enforcers took the body and the car into custody and shifted them to the office of political agent in district headquarters complex Tajazai. “The body of the kidnapper was later handed over to Bitani elders”, the sources said.