Nine candidates seeking police job injured in attack
[Pak Daily Times] At least nine aspiring candidates, applying for the posts of constable and assistant sub inspector (ASI) in Sindh Police Department met a terrible fate when they sustained injuries in a hand grenade attack at Khawaja Ajmernagri police headquarters, that evidently targeted the law enforcement personnel here on Sunday.
According to reports, a large number of aspiring men lined up at the Khawaja Ajmernagri police headquarters to submit their application forms, as the last date of submission is to expire on Monday.
SHO Chauhdary Afzal said that a large number people were standing in queue for submitting their recruitment forms outside the headquarter when suddenly three pillion riders hurled a grenade at the location that went
kaboom! with loud pitch, thus injuring nine applicants who were immediately taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment. Doctors termed their condition stable while saying two of them were at death's door. Culprits expeditiously departed at a goodly pace after the incident.
Following the blast, a heavy contingent of law enforcers rushed to the scene of the crime and cordoned off the entire area to avoid any untoward incident. The BDS experts collected all available evidences for examination.
A BDS official said that an initial investigation revealed that the grenade was Russian-made and had no ball bearing, adding that police found a pin of the grenade near the scene of the crime.
SHO also informed that all the injured were applicants. Replying to a question, he said that at the time of incident at least half a dozen coppers were deployed outside headquarter to provide security to the aspiring recruits. He added that four coppers were performing their duty at the gate.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-24