QUETTA: Some unknown on Friday assailants shot dead Quetta’s Superintendent Police (SP) Investigation Jamil Kakar, Aaj news reported.
He died on the spot, while his guard sustained injuries in the incident.
SP Kakar’s body has been shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Quetta.
“Jamil Kakar died on the spot. We are investigating the motives of the attack,” Salim Lahri, another senior police official in Quetta told AFP.
“The attackers fled on the motorcycle, we have launched a search for their arrest.”
Kakar was on his way to appear for the hearing of the Balochistan law and order case which was heard at the Supreme Court’s Quetta registry.
The deceased police official, who was posted at Brewery Road Police Station in Quetta as a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was later promoted to the post of SP and was transferred to Saryab Road Police Station.
Officials said Kakar was investigating several sectarian attacks and that he had received threats in the recent past.