DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Militants stormed a police checkpost in Kulachi tehsil here on Thursday night. However, the police retaliated promptly, forcing the miscreants to flee, an official said on Friday.

He said militants equipped with sophisticated weapons along with laser guns stormed the checkpost in Rorri area. He added the personnel responded promptly and repulsed the attack.

He said no casualty was reported in the incident.

Meanwhile, the police officers on Friday carried out security audit of various important places keeping in view the prevailing law and order.

An official said district police officer Nasir Mehmood had ordered the security audit of the important places in the city.

SP city Mohammad Ishaq Khan along with DSP headquarters Anwar Khan and DSP security Sardar Alamgir Khan visited central jail, Ejaz Shaheed Police Lines and police stations.

The SP city ordered to further enhance the security of police lines and police stations.

Meanwhile, DPO Nasir Mehmood visited the central jail and reviewed security arrangements there. Jail superintendent Samiullah Khan Shinwari briefed the DPO about the measures taken for internal and external security of the prison.

Mr Mehmood visited various sections of the jail and took stock of security arrangements.

The DPO directed security staff to stay on high alert and not to use mobile phones during duty. He warned that negligence or carelessness in duty won’t be tolerated.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2024

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