Attacker of minister’s nephew nabbed
LAHORE: A Chung Circle police team has arrested one of the men responsible for shooting Maj (r) Khalil Akhtar’s son and stealing his car, a senior police official told Daily Times.
The senior superintendent of police (SSP) for Investigation, Chaudhary Shafqat Ahmad, said Maj (r) Akhtar, who is Defence Minister Rao Sikandar Iqbal’s cousin, was on his way to Pakpattan from Okara with son Zeeshan in his friend’s car when armed assailants stopped his car near Depalpur bypass.
Zeeshan was shot after he tried to resist and was thrown on the road. The assailants snatched Maj (r) Akhtar’s car and fled with him. The assailants bound his hands and feet and threw him in fields near Kot Radha Kishan, where he was found by passers-by.
The car, which was fitted with a satellite security system, was stopped by security officials and police traced the car to Jinnah Hospital. After a stakeout, one of the culprits who returned to the car was arrested.
The accused confessed to several incidents of car theft and identified his accomplices, who are still at large.
SSP Shafqat said the gang members belong to Kasur and police teams have conducted several raids to arrest them. shahnawaz khan