SSP Islamabad late to reach attack site

SSP Islamabad late to  reach attack site
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ISLAMABAD: While the junior police officials fought the three well-equipped terrorists at the F8 courts, Islamabad SSP Dr Rizwan reached the site after an hour despite being informed immediately, police sources told this scribe. 
Though one of the assailants was injured during the exchange of fire but SSP Islamabad and the Margala police officials could not nab the other accomplices several minutes after the incident. This lackadaisical attitude of high officials against the backdrop of nationwide attack against low-security forces left the brave heart junior police officers aghast. 
In the working hours of Monday’s early morning some three gunmen wearing civil dress entered the judicial complex at F8 Kacheri and started indiscriminate firing at chambers of lawyers for several minutes while no police officials reached at the scene. Just then only a junior police officer took the risk and started encounter attacks on the gunmen. An eyewitness told. While police sources said that soon after the incidents of firing police officers present on the scene immediately alerted SSP Islamabad and SHO Margala police station on phone while they themselves fought bravely to stumble upon the attackers. 
Eyewitnesses told this scribe the assailants fired several shoots in the air for more than fifteen minutes and targeted lawyers one by one but SSP including Police team from Margala police station couldn’t reach immediately. After an exchange of fire for more than 15 minutes a team of junior police reached the place and joined their fellows in the fight. Eyewitnesses said. They said that only a few junior police officers fought three to four men for several minutes that were hurling hand grenades and firing shots in the air.
“they were untrained police men who were getting beaten but were not ready to give up at any cost, witnesses told. A police official who was present on the scene said his fellows informed SSP Dr. Rizwan and SHO Margala police station but they didn’t come for their help,” 
“Our resistance scared away the men otherwise they would have killed all the people present in the Kacheri. The official said who wished not to be named, adding, “When attackers saw they couldn’t manage to flee two of them blew them up while another managed to escape from the scene”. “They were equipped with weapons and having hand grenades with them, we were small in numbers and there was no strict security around Judge’s chambers therefore one of them managed to enter inside. We followed him there but the two of his associates were trying to shield him”. The official explained. 
He further said that SSP Dr. Rizwan along with his team reached on the spot when everything was finished. He also alleged that SSP Islamabad Dr. Rizwan was informed immediately but he did not show up for around -an-hour. While he argued with the help of his other junior associates they succeeded to save the lives of several lawyers who were present on the occasion. 
Several other governmental persons including interior minister Ch: Nisar Ali Khan and educational minister along with others too reached the place after 10 hours. Margala police station closed to Kacheri, registered an FIR of the incident against unknown persons after the passage of 7 hours.

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