Traffic cop injured in ‘targeted attack’

The police were also trying to acquire footage from nearby CCTV cameras


Our Correspondent October 06, 2020
A file photo of a traffic warden. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

A traffic police sub-inspector was shot and injured by unidentified assailants near Liaquat Market in Malir on Monday. The armed men, riding a motorcycle, shot 45-year-old Mukhtiar in the abdomen and fled from the spot. The injured was shifted to a private hospital on Stadium Road for treatment. According to Saudabad SHO Rana Haseeb, the sub-inspector was deputed at the Drigh Road traffic police post and lived near Liaquat Market. He added that it did not appear to be a robbery attempt, as the assailants only took Mukhtiar’s official gun with them while leaving his mobile phone and wallet behind. SHO Haseeb stated that the police had declared it a targeted attack, adding that they did not find any bullet shells at the crime scene but had begun investigating the case after collecting other pieces of evidence. The police were also trying to acquire footage from nearby CCTV cameras, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2020.

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