Mardan: Alleged offender killed in police encounter

MARDAN: An alleged proclaimed offender involve in murder of special branch employee was killed while a police cop was injured in alleged encounter here on Wednesday.

Sources added that on August 27 this year, Inspector Muhammad Iqbal Khan who was performing duty at Special branch was on his way to his home in Tordheer tehsil Takhtbhai District Mardan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Sources told that during that time Zahid Shah alias Chacha, a proclaimed offender alleged opened fire on him near his house and he died on the spot. Later on the accused managed to escape from the scene.

Police said that last night sources inform
police force that the mentioned proclaimed offender is present at his house.

The sources added that acting on a tip-off a police party cordoned off the area and raided his house. Sources added that an exchange of fire took place between police and the proclaimed offender.

Sources added that the accused allegedly tried to escape by using the children of the house as a shield. However sources added that proclaimed offender died in encounter while a constable identified as Rab Nawaz also got
injured in the firing.

The injured constable was shifted to hospital
where he was discharged from the hospital after dressing. Police also seized weapons from the scene. The police party shifted the dead body to hospital for postmortem.

Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Nasir Hussain told Pukhtun Nama that Zahid Shah was accused of killing a special branch inspector.

“I personally believe that no matter how great the crime, punishment should take place through justice of court”.He added

He mentioned that The killing of accused Zahid Shah in a police encounter yesterday was not legal and the act is an extrajudicial killing.

He continued that PTM demands fair investigation into this case.

The family of the slain alleged offender had accused the police of colluding with some opponents, with whom their land disputes are ongoing.

They added that Four months ago, Zahid’s brother was also killed in a police encounter.