Police lodges FIR over intelligence installation gunfight

A gun battle ensued after three militants managed to escape their confines during interrogation in the installation.


Riaz Ahmad August 08, 2012

PESHAWAR: An complaint has been registered in the West Cantt police station by a Captain of the 936 Intelligence Batallion over an incident in which two security personnel and three militants were killed two nights ago.

Captain Zahir Hafiz submitted a written complaint, stating that three suspected militants Muhammad Haroon son of Abdul Ghafar, resident of Jabba Mamozai, Kuram Agency; Waliur Rehman son of Bihram resident of Fatho Kalay, Tehsil Alezai Lower Kurram and Abdul Sumad were being interrogated in the mentioned intelligence facility in Peshawar and during the course of interrogation they overpowered a sentry and snatched his official rifle. They then used the weapon to shoot at other sentries resulting in the deaths of Niak Nadir Ali son of  Syed Ahmad Shah resident of Kherpure Sind and sepoy Sajid Farooq son of Muhammad Farooq resident of Azad Kashmir were killed.

He further stated that an intense gun battle followed in which the three militants were killed by the security forces.

Police has registered an FIR number 474 under section 302, 324, 356, 324/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the written complaint and started investigation into the matter.

It is worth mentioning here that the operation continued for more than seven hours on Monday night during which a large number of Army contingent had been deployed in and around the cantonment. There was no official version of the episode after the operation and police said that the complaint was received by them in a written form.

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