Ghulam Mursalin Marwat
LAKKI MARWAT: A joint police party of Lakki Marwat and Karak districts destroyed the hideouts of hardened criminals after a fight in mountainous region of Kurrum Par area bordering Mianwali district of Punjab.
“Lakki Marwat DPO Asif Gohar led the operation which was launched with the help of Karak police and commandos of quick response force of Bannu district on information about presence of wanted criminals in the area”, said an official source on Saturday. He said that the raiding party was divided into four groups and one of it consisting of commandos of QRF (quick response force) was sent to Abbasa Khattak top in the wee hours on Friday.
“The second group of law enforcers led by DSP Takht Nusrati moved from northern side while DSP Lakki led the third group of cops from southern side to surround the mountainous hideouts of criminals’ gangs”, he maintained.
The source said that the fourth group led by district police chief started advance movement to lay a siege around the sanctuary of criminals. “Sensing presence of law enforcers the outlaws left mountainous caves used as hideouts and opened firing on policemen”, he claimed, adding that the wanted men used sophisticated automatic weapons and also hurled hand grenades at police party. The source added that the cops fired rocket propelled grenades (RPG) on hardened criminals but they disappeared in the difficult and rough mountainous terrain. He said that law enforcers destroyed 15 caves used as safe havens by criminals gangs and burnt their goods lying in them.
“The cops also seized a motorcycle and a hand grenade from the place and that a report has been sent to counter terrorism department (CTD) Bannu for registration of case against fleeing outlaws under relevant section of law”, he added.