Attock: Gangsters free car lifter, kill cop, taxi driver
ATTOCK: Four armed bike riders got an alleged car lifter released from police custody after killing a constable and a taxi driver and injuring two other police officials here on Sunday. A team from the Rawalpindi city police, comprising SI Jameel Ahmed, constables Najmul Hassan and Ishfaq Ahmed, was shifting the accused, Amjad Khan, from Rawalpindi to Attock district jail in a yellow cab (RIW–993). When they reached near a marriage hall on the Attock–Kamra Road at about 3.30pm, the armed men opened fire on the vehicle.
As a result, constable Najmul Hassan and taxi driver Mudassir Riaz died on the spot while SI Jameel and constable Ishfaq sustained injuries.
The assailants escaped from the scene taking along the accused car lifter, a resident of Peshawar.
The police shifted the injured and the bodies to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital Attock from where the injured were referred to Rawalpindi in a critical condition.
Police sources said Amjad was arrested by the Attock Khurd police about one month back for his alleged involvement in car lifting, arms and narcotics cases.
Some four days back, the Rawalpindi police obtained his physical remand from a court of law and took him to Rawalpindi from the Attock jail as he was also wanted by them in a car lifting case.
However, instead of a prison van, the police officials hired a private taxi for bringing the accused back to the Attock jail.