ATTOCK

The residents of different villages within the Injra police precincts have expressed their grave concerns over the police performance due to rising crime rate especially drug peddling in the area.

Talking to newsmen, they said that drug peddling in this locality is a routine matter and as a result the number of addicts was increasing there. They said in Kani, Injra  Chhab, Dakhner, Torewali, Dakhner, Girdi, Lakarmar and surrounding areas, drugs were being sold fearlessly and theft and dacoity incidents are also rising.

Mentioning an incident, they said, four armed men started firing on a truck and bursted its tyres but the driver and conductor escaped the attack. They said the Attock DPO was taking no interest in controlling the crime. Earlier, a delegation of villagers from Kani went to RPO office to apprise him of the worsening situation.

An elderly man namely Malik Muzaffar said that a few days ago, burglars took away gold ornaments, Rs200,000 in cash and other valuables from his house. He said that but the police were reluctant to register an FIR. The villagers demanded that the chief minister and the IG Punjab should take notice of the situation. This scribe tried to contact with the DPO to get his comments on the issue but he was not available.

LAND DISPUTE TAKES LIFE: A person was shot dead while two others suffered multiple bullet injuries in a firing incident took place over a land dispute.

As per the police sources, M Arif had a land dispute with Afsar Khan of Saqabad. On the other day, Arif came to know that Afsar Khan along with his accomplices had started ploughing his land. Arif along with his father Zaman and a relative Muzaffar Khan went there to stop them from doing so. On the fields, Afsar and his relatives started firing. As a result, Arif, Zaman and Muzaffar received multiple bullet injuries. All were shifted to DHQ Hospital Attock where Arif succumbed to his injuries while the others have been referred to a hospital in Rawalpindi due to their critical condition. Police have registered a case against seven accused.