Suspects held in Kohat
KOHAT: Police on Tuesday arrested eight suspects in connection with the killing of two policemen a day before at a hotel near Kohat Cement Company here.
The police said that the suspects were arrested during a search operation in the area near the company on the main Kohat-Rawalpindi road. They said that interrogation in the case was underway.
The sources said that the owner of the hotel where the incident took place recorded his statement in Bilitang police station on Tuesday. He had shut his hotel soon af ter the incident, they said.
Two policemen driver Munawar and constable Jehanzeb were killed and their mobile van was partially damaged due to the firing on Monday. Sources said that the two were taking tea at the hotel when unknown armed men opened fire on them following a brawl.
A case has been registered with Bilitang police station in the light of statements of eyewitnesses.
Meanwhile, the two policemen driver Munawar of Karak and constable Jehanzeb of Shakardarra were laid to rest in their respective towns.