Two policemen injured, two suspects arrested in G-11 robbery attempt


Interior Minister says police force is proud of its soldiers

Zubair Qureshi

The Islamabad police in a successful operation not only thwarted a robbery attempt in Sector G-11 but also arrested two alleged dacoits in a daylight robbery on Saturday.

According to details, Police Station Ramna received a call from the nearby Sector G-11 that two armed robbers had entered a house in Street 169.

According to the unidentified caller, the armed robbers had taken hostage the inmates and were depriving them of the valuables and cash.

A police party reached the scene of crime immediately after the call and upon their arrival one of the two gunmen opened fire and injured two policemen.

However, displaying professional competence and training, the police raiding party took the dacoits in control. Later, the suspects were shifted to Ramna Police Station while the injured policemen were taken to the hospital for treatment. They are stated to be out of danger.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and SSP Islamabad Dr Mustafa Tanweer along with other high level officers reached the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to enquire about the health and wellbeing of the police officials.

In his brief interaction with the media, Sheikh Rashid said the entire police force were proud of their brave soldiers.

He also announced a cash prize and promotion for the team of policemen who participated in the operation.

In another incident a man was deprived of Rs 10.13 million near Ravi Road signal in Sector G-8 of Islamabad.

According to details, Abdul Mateen along with his friend was coming from Blue Area after getting foreign currency converted into Pakistan Rupees when his car was intercepted by three armed men who were riding a Cultus car.

No sooner did they stop Abdul Mateen’s vehicle than they started firing that injured Mateen.

The assailants took away the bag of money and rushed in their car. However, they lost control of their car which hit a footpath.

However, they got into the car of one of their accomplices who was chasing them and fled the scene.

Police after registering a case of armed robbery has started an investigation.

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