Rawalpindi: People overpower 2 robbers at Fauji Colony
RAWALPINDI: The residents of Fauji Colony near Pirwadhai captured two armed robbers and handed them over to police after thrashing them. Police reached the scene after 75 minutes of receiving the call from the residents of the locality, locals said. In another incident at the Gulzar–e-Quaid Phase-II, armed dacoits kidnapped a man on resistance during ransacking of a house, the Civil Lines Police said.
In the first incident, four dacoits, equipped with guns, jumped into the house of Shan Gul in Street-4 of Fauji Colony and held his family members at gunpoint. The intruders started collecting valuables from different rooms of the house. In the meantime, Shan Gul overpowered one of the gunmen, later identified as Habib, and tried to drag him to a room. His accomplices started firing at Shan, but he narrowly escaped, however, Habib sustained a bullet and fell down. In the meantime, neighbours gathered around the house when the family members of the house cried for help.
The residents chased the fleeing dacoits and nabbed a dacoit identified as Ibrahim from the next street. The remaining two dacoits managed to escape from the scene. The residents locked the dacoits in a room of the house and thrashed them. The locals claimed that they informed police soon after nabbing the dacoits, but they reached the scene after 75 minutes of the occurrence. In the meantime, the residents kept beating the two robbers till the arrival of police team.
In the second incident, three gunmen entered into the house of Mohammad Qasim at Gulzar-e-Quaid and held his family and a guest, Mohammad Zubair, at gunpoint, police quoting the statement of Qasim said. During, Zubair tried to overpower one of the dacoits, but failed to do so. The dacoits tortured him badly and took him with them to teach him a lesson. The dacoits also took away gold, cash and a car with them.
Meanwhile, a police team narrowly escaped when seven gunmen opened fire on a police picket at Adiala Road, the police spokesman said. The gunmen, riding in two stolen cars (STJ-255 and PTD-9191), opened fire on police when a team of law-enforcers intercepted them; comprising four cops and led by Sub–Inspector Munir. Police claimed that the team chased the cars and opened fire on them, but they escaped as the sub-inspector was carrying a 30–bore pistol with only six bullets while the remaining policemen were only carrying batons.