Police claimed earlier today day that an under-custody robbery/murder suspect was killed in a shootout with unidentified gunmen. A police constable was also critically injured as well.
A police spokesman said that Mudassar had been arrested by Garh police for nearly a dozen robbery and murder cases. He said the suspect had also attacked a police station on April 13, 2015.
“Late on Tuesday night, a police team, headed by Garh SHO Rai Arshad, was taking Mudassar to one of his hideouts to recover case evidence. When they reached Sheraza Pattan, five gunmen, riding two motorcycles, started shooting at the vehicle. Mudassar and Constable Iqbal were both hit by the bullets. The police team returned fire and called for back-up,” Ramazan said.
He said that the attackers hid in a maize field and continued to fire at police.
“A police contingent, headed by DSP Fazal Abbas, reached the spot. The shootout between police and the attackers continued for more than two hours. Later, the attackers fled under cover of darkness,” the spokesman said.
He said that Mudassar and the injured constable were taken to a hospital. “Mudassar was pronounced dead on arrival. Iqbal is under intensive care,” he said.
“A case has been registered against the attackers on the complaint of SHO Arshad. Several police teams have been formed to track the attackers,” he added.