Cop shoots dead colleague on court premises

SADIQABAD - On court premises, a police constable has shot dead his colleague and injured another policeman and a child as a result of wrangling between them on a miner issue in tehsil Rahim Yar Khan. The clash erupted when one of the constables started abusing the other after escorting prisoners in van from the District Jail Rahim Yar Khan to the court. Constable Rehmatullah warned Tanweer Waraich but in vain. As a result, Rehmatullah opened indiscriminate fire. As a result, the victim was hit by 20 bullets and finally succumbed to the injuries when he was being rushed to a hospital. Moreover while another policeman Akram and a child namely Ubaid Ali also suffered critical injuries. Likewise, dozens of other police officials on duty narrowly escaped the indiscriminate bullets by running and the prisoners saved their lives by lying on the ground. Besides, a number of policemen and civilians took shelter in lawyers chambers while the law enforcers kept on crying out for help by urging the other people present on the court premises during he firing incident. As soon as all the bullets fired from the constables Kalashnikov, the people overpowered the accused and handed him over to the police in presence of City A Division police Station Head Officer Jamshed Shah. Later, District Police Officer Sohail Zafar, Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Sheraz Nazir Khan and DSP City Ashfaq Ahmad along with heavy contingent of police reached the spot. On the occasion, the DPO told the media that a case would be registered against he accused under Terrorism Act for violating departmental discipline and would be put to gallows. He also said police officials had been deployed at entry and exit points of the court and every visitor was being body searched before allowing him to enter the court premises. Afterwards, the police bigwigs reached the Sheikh Zayed Hospital to enquire after the injured policeman and the child and directed their treatment on government expenditures. Sources said that the victim was the father of three children and cousin of renowned Advocate Manzoor Waraich. It was leant that both the murdered and the accused were close friends.

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