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Runaway prisoner of Bannu jailbreak held

Runaway prisoner of Bannu jailbreak held

KOHAT: The police on Monday arrested a runaway prisoner of Bannu jailbreak from Barh area here.

Shamsher Khan was convicted of killing a man in 2008, and was awarded death sentence.

Four hundred prisoners mostly from TTP and other banned outfits had escaped from the jail facilitated by about 200 armed militants of TTP in April 2012.

The prisoner was arrested during a raid on a house in Barh village, a stronghold of TTP, situated a couple of kilometers in the west of the Kohat city. He was lodged in the Kohat jail temporarily and would be sent back to Bannu prison soon, the police said.

SMUGGLING BID FOILED: The police on Monday foiled an attempt of smuggling arms and ammunition from Darra Adamkhel to down country in a car and arrested an accused.

The police checking vehicles coming from Darra Adamkhel at Sor Gul on the Indus Highway stopped a car number LEO- 2508 for checking. Upon search, personnel found a Kalashnikov, two pistols, a repeater, 2,700 cartridges and 11 chargers from it. The accused, Khalid Usman, was arrested and the car impounded.

HIGHWAYMEN ARRESTED: Three armed highwaymen belonging to a private security company hired by the OGDCL were on Monday arrested for looting the company’s vehicles on Rawalpindi highway.

The police said the robbers deprived an OGDCL driver of Rs55,000 and mobile phone. The victim, Ali Haider, resident of Chamkani, Peshawar, approached the Gumbat police and registered a report.

Immediately afterwards, SHO Ghulam Murtaza started search operation in the area and arrested the three culprits identified as Murad Khan, Mohammad Shafi and Mohammad Sharif, employees of Askari Security Agency. He said the arrested men were supposed to be at the OGDCL checkpost, but the check point was deserted.

The police recovered the looted cash and mobile phone besides a 30-bore pistol from their possession and sent them to Kohat prison.

Mr Murtaza said the security company’s men had been involved in robberies in the area for quite some time.

Published in Dawn August 18th, 2015

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