Strategy was prepared to arrest Sikandar, was foiled by Zamrud: Sector Commander

Says he was not contacted by security officials before 7pm, got to know about the standoff from TV.

Web Desk August 23, 2013
Gunman Sikandar stands next to his wife Kanwal during a standoff with police in Islamabad on August 15, 2013. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Sector Commander Islamabad said on Friday that he had prepared a strategy to arrest the perpetrator, Sikandar, behind the Islamabad standoff without even firing a single bullet but Zamrud Khan foiled the plan, Express News reported.

Sector Commander Khalid Jadoon submitted his statement before the Interior ministry.

He also said that he was not even contacted by the security officials or civil administrators before 7pm and got to know about the standoff from TV.

After watching the news, he ordered the wing commander to prepare two of their best snipers and two reaction forces to handle the situation if things get worse.

The statement further revealed that DC Islamabad arranged a house in G-6 for dialogues with the perpetrator and SSP Operations Dr Rizwan convinced Sikandar’s wife Kanwal to meet at the arranged venue for negotiation.

Even though Sikandar had said that he would bring his arms with him, it was planned that after reaching the venue he would be unarmed and arrested.

But just as the sector commander, SSP Rizwan and DC Islamabad left in a car to get to the venue, where they were to be followed by Sikandar and family, they heard gunshots and saw a crowd near Islamabad Jinnah Avenue.

Eventually, they were informed that PPP leader Zamrud Khan attempted to grab Sikandar which resulted in exchange of fire from both sides and injured Sikandar in the process.

Jadoon also said in his statement that even though Islamabad Police is skillful they failed in taking some decisive decisions at the spur of the moment which made the situation worse.

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Ishrat Salim | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@MA:

How stupid of you....Mr Jadoon is not a Sector Commander of civilian law enforcing branch...he is a sector Commander of the Army and the Army will not interfere unless called in by the civil administration through his commander.this was a proactive action to prepare his men under his command as and when called to do...a call that never came..

YA | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

SSP is being humble. He had actually hypnotized Sikardar and everything was in control. Its just that the hypnotizer had the runs and was unavailable to command Sikandar to disarm. If only Zumrad Khan waited for the Imodium to work....

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