Ghulam Mursalin Marwat
LAKKI MARWAT: A suspected terrorist who was killed in encounter with police on Wednesday was a key member of terrorist group and was wanted by DI Khan police”, claimed an official on Thursday.
The official said that Hamza Ali was killed and his two accomplices were arrested after armed clash with law enforcers in Tatta Bashikhel locality. He said that the clash took place when a police party consisting of five cops headed by sub inspector Ayaz Khan signaled four suspects riding on two motorcycles to stop on a temporary checking point. During a late night press conference at his office DPO Asif Gohar had claimed that bike riders had violated the signal and drove their motorcycles promoting policemen to chase them.
The district police chief had said that the armed suspects lost control over motorcycles and attempted to flee on foot when they saw law enforcers chasing them, adding that the cops arrested two suspects while their third accomplice opened fire on constable Sabz Ali, killing him on the spot.
“After killing policeman the terrorist took the rifle of deceased cop and started firing on police party but he was gunned down in retaliatory firing by law enforcers”, maintained the police chief, adding that one of the accomplices of killed and arrested suspects escaped the scene. The DPO identified the killed terrorist as Hamza Ali and arrested ones as Sanaullah and Akhtar Zaman, saying that they had come to the district with an intention of committing subversive acts.
He said that the killed terrorist was wanted by DI Khan police and he was linked to a terrorist group. The district police chief said that the cops seized arms and ammunition from killed and arrested men and also impounded their motorcycles. The slain policeman Sabz Ali was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard at Naserkhel village near Naurang with full official honour. RPO Bannu Abdullah Khan, DPO Asif Gohar, district nazim Iqbal Hussain advocate, SP investigation Shafiq Wazir and people from different walks of life attended his funeral prayers.