KARAK - The Karak police have claimed to have arrested a notorious proclaimed offender in a police encounter and also recovered weapons from his possession. 

Police sources informed here on Wednesday that on getting information District Police Officer Sajjad Khan directed the DSP Headquarters Amanullah Khan to raid the hideouts of the POs at Dabari Banda in the jurisdiction of Shah Saleem police station.

According to the information, these POs were planning some criminal activities, the sources said.

The police raided their hideouts, the sources said adding as soon as they saw the police party they opened indiscriminate firing at them.

 In response, the police retaliated in the same way.

They exchanged heavy firing for several hours and at last the police arrested the ringleader of the POs group, Ghareeb Nawaz.

The arrested was later identified as the resident of Dabari Banda.

The police also recovered a pistol, a motorbike and cartridges from his possession. However, the brother of the PO along with his other colleagues succeeded to escape the scene after the exchange of heavy firing with police.

Later, the police started search operation and blocked the entry and exit points of the area but till the filing of this report no other arrest has been made by the police.