KP CTD officer gunned down in ‘family dispute’


PESHAWAR: A senior official of the Khyber Paskhtunkhwa Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) died on the spot from gunshots after unidentified persons opened fire on his car on Thursday.

According to police, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ghani Khan was travelling in his car when unidentified persons opened fire on the vehicle. His gunman Rashid and driver Nasir as well as two passers-by were wounded, police said. The injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital for medical treatment.

Heavy contingents of police arrived at the crime scene soon after the incident occurred. A search operation in nearby areas is underway.

Initial inquiry of the case revealed that Ghani was involved in a property dispute with some of his family members, the police statement said, adding that the conflict had resulted in deaths in firing incidents previously.

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan took notice of the incident and directed the provincial inspector general to wrap up the investigation as quickly as possible and submit a report.