RAWALPINDI: At least two persons killed and three injured in firing by unidentified motorcyclists on Friday, police said.
According to details, five unidentified persons raided the area of Purana Qila falling in the jurisdiction of Banni police and opened indiscriminate firing on shopkeepers. As a result, two people died while three suffered serious injuries.
The deceased were identified as Ramzan and Tufail, and those injured included Umer, Fareed and Kashif, who were shifted to the DHQ Hospital.
Meanwhile, the doctors confirmed that the condition of the injured was still critical.
The police had not made any arrest until the filing of this report.
Earlier, the police high-ups reached the spot and directed the investigators to nab the culprits at the earliest.
Meanwhile, police in its drive against anti-social elements on Friday arrested 45 accused, including 12 proclaimed offenders (POs), from different localities and recovered illegal arms and drugs from their possession.
Police arrested 12 POs in a search operation launched in different localities of New Town, RA Bazaar, Kahuta, Gujjar Khan, Rawat, Saddar, Kallar Syedan and Westridge. The operation was conducted to arrest absconders involved in heinous crimes.
Police seized 875 grammes of charas, 489 bottles of liquor and ten 30-bore pistols from the accused.
According to details, Banni, Cantt, Naseerabad, Civil Lines and Kallar Syedan police apprehended Umer Razak, Pervez, Pazeer Khan, Mansoor and Naheed for carrying charas.
City, Ratta Amral, Waris Khan, Cantt, Gujjar Khan, Mandra and Sadiqabad police held 10 accused with liquor on them, while 13 were arrested from different localities of Jatli, Cantonment, Banni, Waris Khan, Gujjar Khan, RA Bazaar and Banni for possessing illegal arms and ammunition.
Police have registered cases under relevant sections against the arrested persons.
The police also claimed to have busted a three-member gang of alleged dacoits from the Civil Lines area and recovered illegal arms from their possession.
Acting on a tip-off, Civil Lines police raided a locality, falling in its jurisdiction, and arrested three accused Sajid Zaman, Usman Amjad and Khursheed, and recovered two 30-bore pistols and a car from them.
Police have registered a case against the accused and are expecting more revelations during the investigation.
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