Rawalpindi: Cop wounded in shootout with gangsters
Rawalpindi: A CIA cop was wounded in a shootout between a gang of proclaimed offenders and a police team when it conducted a raid on a hideout at Chhatri Chowk, Khanna, here on Tuesday, police said.
The CIA police conducted a raid on the hideout for arresting hardened criminals led by Ghulam Sarwar alias Sarwara. Ghulam Sarwar was wanted by police in almost 80 heinous crimes. The gangsters started firing on the police team and wounded Shakil. Police retaliated and managed to arrest the ringleader along with his accomplices. However some gangsters escaped from the scene.
Police said that Ghulam Sarwar was attached with the Bishoo gang, but later disassociated from it. He was wanted by Chauntra, Banni, Civil Lines, Westridge, Pirwadhai, Rawat, Mandra and Taxila police stations. He was involved in a kidnapping for ransom case and had abducted a young man from Sadiqabad who was recovered by police from his hideout but he managed to escape from the scene.