Bahawalpur: Liquor 1000s of litres seized, 9 arrested
BAHAWALPUR: The Cantonment police launched a crackdown against drug peddlers and impounded thousands of liters of liquor which was stored for Eidul Azha in Bhatta No 2. During the operation, bootleggers attacked the police party and injured Sub inspector Muhammad Hussain, Constables Shakeel and Imdad. However, the police arrested nine suspects including Liaquat Masih, Adnan, Yaqoob Masih, Salman Masih, Younas Masih, Parvaiz Masih, Sadiq Masih, Shahzad Masih and Mehboob Masih, and recovered thousands of liters of liquor, stickers, lids, packing material and empty bottles.
On the news of pelting stones on the police party and trying to get their accomplices released from the police custody by the bootleggers, DSP City Mirza Arif Rasheed, Eliite Force In-charge Nasarullah reached the scene with heavy police squad. Meantime, Saint Dominic Church father Nadeem Joseph including other Christian leaders also reached the site and held dialogues with the police.
During the dialogue, the DSP told them to hand over the suspects who were got freed from the police custody and the others who attacked the police. During the four-hour dialogues, the Christian leaders kept forcing to let the issue go. However, the wounded police officials have been shifted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital.