Pindi police loses one of best cops in ambush

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Son of a martyred cop, Inspector Imran also lays down his life in line of duty


Zubair Qureshi

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead Station House Officer (SHO) of the Race Course Police Mian Imran, one of the best police officers of the force, in an ambush in garrison city.

According to police, SHO Mian Imran was travelling with his family in a car when armed motorcyclists intercepted him near Kutchery Chowk (Roundabout) and opened fire, killing the police officer on the spot.

“The suspects fled the spot after the incident,” the police spokesperson said adding the police teams had been constituted and they were already on the work to hunt out the assailant and bring them to justice.

The news of Mian Imran has spread like wildfire in the city and scores of policemen, colleagues, junior and senior officers gathered at the Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) where his body was kept for autopsy.

It may be noted here that Mian Imran’s father Sub-Inspector Muhammad Abbas was also martyred by the gangsters in a police encounter in limits of PS Race Course some 20 years ago. Mian Imran was only ten at that time.

In a video message days before his martyrdom, Mian Imran told an interviewer he was often asked by his family members, kids, wife and mother to quit the police profession as “we lost my father in 1990 when I was only ten.

But when I come to the memorial of the Martyred Police officials I feel I have made a good decision by opting for police and following my father’s footsteps,” said Mian Imarn in that video clip.

He could also be seen in the same video visiting the Memorial of Police Martyrs and saluting it. Later when he reached home, his kids came running to him and hugged him.

The young police officer’s death is being seen a huge loss for the garrison police and as the news spread a heavy contingent of police the officers including City Police Officer (CPO) Muhammad Ahsan Younas, SSP Operations Shohaib Mehmood, SSP Investigation Faisal Kamran, SSP Potohar Division Syed Ali, ASP Civil Lines Circle Faryal, SHO PS Civil Lines SI Ahsan Tanvir Kiani and personnel of other law enforcement agencies rushed to the crime scene and later visited hospital.

According to sources, Inspector Mian Imran Abbas was travelling in a car along with his wife and kids near Gymkhana, Punjab House when two unidentified miscreants riding on a motorcycle arrived there.

“The gunmen came near the driving gate of the car and opened fire on Inspector Imran Abbas. A bullet pierced into his neck,” they said adding the attackers fled the scene.

Meanwhile, the police cordoned off the area and investigators of HIU have collected evidence from the crime scene including spent bullet casing fired from a pistol by attackers.

They also obtained CCTV footage from the crime scene, which might help them identify the culprits.

Civil Lines police registered a case against the unidentified miscreants and began investigation. Search operation was also underway to trace the attackers.