Kohat: Dacoits arrested after gun battle with police
KOHAT: Police on Thursday arrested two dacoits following a gun battle in which a constable and a dacoit were injured in the so-called no-go area of Marai. Officials said the police received a tip-off that a gang of dacoits, involved in highway robberies, terrorism, murders and kidnappings for ransom, was hiding in Sra Godar area of Marai which connects Kohat, Hangu and Orakzai Agency.
A policed team accompanied by the elite force and commandoes surrounded the area after which the dacoits opened firing at the policemen. As a result a police constable, Ali Hussain, was injured who was shifted to hospital.
The dacoits, Ehtesham and Mehtab, who was also injured in the crossfire, were arrested. The dacoits were shifted to Ustarzai police station where a case was registered against them and the injured dacoit was moved to hospital in police custody.