ISLAMABAD: A suspect was killed and another injured during an alleged encounter with the police here on Monday, sources told Dawn.

The police claimed that a police patrolling team spotted two persons on a motorcycle in the area of I-8 acting suspiciously.

When they saw the police team chasing them, they opened fire on the police who retaliated and during the cross firing one of the suspects was killed and another was arrested, the police claimed.

But the FIR registered with the Industrial Area police did not mention that the suspect had been killed. The FIR carried under PPCs 324,353, 186, 427 and 34 along with Arm Ordinance.

According to the FIR, a police patrolling team in I-8 got information about a robbery at 4:20am at Katarain Bridge I.J.P Road. In response, the team set up a picket at Street 90 of I-8 and around 5:15am three persons appeared on a motorcycle, it added.

The police signaled him to stop , but they left the motorcycle on road and tried to escape , the FIR said, adding that however, one of them was overpowered by the police but he pulled out a pistol and fired on the police.

The police snatched the pistol from him when he missed the second fire, it said, adding that another suspect started firing at the police to get his accomplice freed from the police custody.

As a result the two other suspects, including one who was in the custody of police sustained bullet injuries, the FIR said, adding that the man in the police custody sustained bullet injury in his hand, while the other suffered critical injury from the gunshot and fell on road.

The other suspect who fired at the police escaped from the spot, it said, adding that he was chased but disappeared. Later the injured were shifted to hospital, the FIR added.

The sources in the police the suspect who sustained critical injury pronounced dead in the hospital. When contacted, PRO for the police said, “I have the same views which have been written in the FIR.”

Published in Dawn, August 16th, 2022

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