Police official martyred in Islamabad

Updated 31 Dec 2018

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Policemen were performing patrolling duties in Sector I-8/3 when unidentified suspects opened fire at them. — AFP/File photo
Policemen were performing patrolling duties in Sector I-8/3 when unidentified suspects opened fire at them. — AFP/File photo

A police constable was martyred and another sustained injuries in an exchange of fire with unidentified suspects in Islamabad on Monday.

According to a statement issued by the Islamabad Capital Territory, the two policemen were performing patrolling duties in the Sector I-8/3 of the federal capital when the firing incident occurred.

The policemen had signalled two suspected bike riders to stop for snap checking but they retaliated by opening fire on the patrolling officials.

Constable Muhammad Waseem died on the spot while Constable Muhammad Arif bullet wounds and was rushed to nearby hospital where he is currently under treatment.

Last week, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan had directed SSP (operations) Waqaruddin Syed to increase patrolling in the capital.

The top cop had showed his displeasure over the police performance regarding the arrest of proclaimed offenders, court absconders and military deserters.

The IGP had chaired a meeting to review the overall situation and progress on cases against land grabbers and drug peddlers. During the meeting, the IGP had directed to initiate immediate departmental action against delinquent police officials who failed to perform their duties.