Two cops among three killed in attack on PTI leader’s vehicle


FAISALABAD: Two policemen were among three people killed in firing on the vehicle of a local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader in Thekri Wala police jurisdiction on Saturday.

According to details, opponents of former member National Assembly (MNA) Nisar Jatt attacked his vehicle and killed his guards — constable Mehboob and constable Ayub — stated to be real brothers.

The guards of the PTI leader retaliated and killed one of the attackers identified as Abdur Rehman Bandesha.

Bandesha was reportedly a close relative of the former PTI MNA and the nephew of another former MNA, Chaudhry Ilyas Jatt. However, the PTI MNA and the attacker had old personal enmity with each other.

The police also claimed to have arrested two alleged accomplices of the slain attacker.

The two sides had developed differences during the general elections of 2018 and Nisar left PML-N to join the ruling PTI.

A first information report (FIR) of the incident has been lodged and further investigation is underway.