QUETTA: The panicked ten masked smugglers attacked Deputy Collector Preventive Dr. Abdul Qudoos Sheikh and his staff of MCC Quetta after they were returning back to the collectorate after carrying out a successful operation against smugglers at road leading to Quetta.
According to details told by sources of Customs Preventive Quetta, Deputy Collector Quetta Customs Abdul Qudoos Sheikh along with his staff was coming towards MCC Quetta after conducting a successful operation at Customs check post when they were forcefully stopped at Ghai Khan chowk Sariab Road by a White Vitz and Toyota Hilux Vigo while around ten masked people armed with guns jumped out of their vehicles and overpowered the Inspector while others manhandled and assaulted the Deputy Collector with fists and AK-47 butt and severely injured him.
The sources informed that after carrying out their nefarious plan the assailants fled away while injured officers were rushed to Trauma centre of CMH. The senior management, fellow officers and staff of Customs immediately reached CMH and looked after the injured officers. Doctors and staff of Trauma Center provided immediate care. An FIR of the case has been lodged and investigation started.
Sources further told that this blatant and brazen attack by frustrated smugglers and their accomplices tantamount to challenging the writ of the state of Pakistan which needs to be addressed at proper level by bringing the culprits to the justice. Customs Quetta reiterated its resolve to continue with anti-smuggling drive undeterred by such cowardly acts.