BAHAWALNAGAR - A police ASI was shot dead when he along with two other cops went to serve court notice on an accused here in the remit of Macleod Ganj Police on Friday.

According to police, one Mst Bashiran Bibi filed a petition in the court of Additional District and Sessions judge from recovery of her minor children from the custody of husband Maqsood. Upon which, the court issued warrant u/s 491 CrPC for the production of children in the court.

ASI Nawaz along with two cops reached the residence of Maqsood at Mauza Nabipura, Tehsil Minchinabad for serving the court notice. As the policemen entered main door of the house, they came across gunshots fired by Maqsood and his accomplices.

As a result the ASI got a bullet and embraced martyrdom. The accused Maqsood, however, was reportedly arrested by police while his accomplices managed to flee the scene.

The dead body was shifted to THQ Hospital Minchinabad for autopsy. The police have registered a case No 454/17, u/s 302,353,324,148,149 and 186 against the accused.