Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2019
Published in Category: Crime

Quetta Custom officer succumbs to injuries in suspected attack by smugglers

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Islamabad: Deputy Collector Customs Quetta Dr Abdul Quddus Sheikh, who was severely beaten up by suspected smugglers for foiling smuggling bid of tiles last night, passed away on Tuesday morning at a hospital in Karachi.

Dr Sheikh was attacked at Gahi Khan Chowk when he was returning home after seizing smuggled goods during an operation in the Kolpur area of Quetta.

According to customs officials, unidentified men had stopped his car at gunpoint, beat him up severely and fled away at the place. They had said that action against the attackers had been initiated after registration of an FIR as they had challenged the writ of the state.

Pakistan Custom officers association has condemned the incident and demanded of provincial government to immediately arrest the accused.

Police have arrested three accused in connection with the incident, police sources said.

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